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Submitted by Mareli (United States), Feb 25, 2013 at 22:46

Have there been any instances wherein a man wearing a chador or burka has assaulted women in public restrooms? It would seem that this COULD be a security problem, but don't know if this has actually happened yet.

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I have recorded one case of this, in Saudi Arabia. Look up "toilet" athttp://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2006/11/niqabs-and-burqas-as-security-threats

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