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Reader comment on item: Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis
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Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Feb 24, 2013 at 08:57

"Many Muslims are more than happy to let Westerners think this covering is a religious garment, somehow required. It's not."

A particular garment isn't a requirement, but modest clothing is. Which includes covering hair and body.

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"In today's wealthiest Arab countries, like Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive or be educated."

Wrong - just because Saudi bans female drivers - not all Arab countries do. As for education:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Saudi_Arabia#Higher_education

What are you talking about?

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"When in Rome do as the Romans do" should be a common sense rule when it comes to living in a free society.

Surely the lines shows your hypocrisy. . . how are you a "free" society - when you impose your own will?

A very society, by its very nature, allows people to do what they want.

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"A full veil, equivalent to someone wearing a full ski mask at a public park or someone wearing a halloween mask for a job interview, is a slap in the face of decency in a free society where we fought a war to remove slavery."

Absurd logic. Ski Mask - is a thing of specialised wear. Whereas as a veil is, by those who wear it, general clothing.

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