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Burqa/Niqab

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
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Submitted by Julie Fogarty (Australia), Jul 15, 2011 at 20:35

Like you Jerry, I am also insulted by women wearing the burqa/niqab. It is an affront to western values and customs. It is not traditional cultural dress in western society and it should not be imposed upon us in any way. If muslim women (in Australia) choose to be unequal and subservient to men, then their subservience should be expressed privately.

They should also re-assess why they are in Australia if they are unable to conform to our way of living and expectations, and should consider returning or immigrating to a country appropriate to the unswerving male-dominated societal religious-cultural beliefs and customs that they choose to uphold.

Do not impinge your inappropriate and unhealthy mode of cultural dress (it may cause vitamin D deficiency through lack of sunlight on the skin and scares some young children) upon western women and men.

There is no crime in a western woman who cares about herself being well-dressed and showing her arms and legs in an appropriate fashion. Nor is there a crime in a man looking upon such a woman and admiring her for what she is, an attractive female.

After all we are a species with two sexes created to complement one another in a proper manner.

Akin to popular belief that a muslim man cannot contain his desire at the mere sight of a female's body part, it is a woman's role in a muslim country to cover herself as she is seen in their society as a "seductress", a label handed down through the ages in middle-eastern countries. Muslim men try relentlessly to make their women feel it is she who must not mislead men by exposing flesh, and make her accountable for this by brainwashing and punishing her into thinking she must cover up at all times and at all cost.

I believe it takes a just and fair brain to realise that there is equal accountability on both sexes to restrain one's sexual feelings and deal with this in a healthy and respectful way. It is definitely justness and fairness that is lacking in the muslim male as self-restraint should be equal responsibility of both the male and female in any society.

Our western bible does state that women should dress modestly. It does not state we should be covered beyond recognizability.

The muslim male needs to be educated as he is very primitive and ignorant with his beliefs and actions.

BAN THE BURQA/NIQAB and allow Australia to remain Australia. This will also allow women to maintain their dignity. For it is not a piece of material that gives dignity to any woman. It is their actions and their speech.

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