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Amin, you just do not get it

Reader comment on item: Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis
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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Apr 15, 2013 at 10:19

You really do not get it do you?

Did you know there are laws prohibiting nudity in public.

There are laws in many western countires that prohibit such symbols as the nazi swatika. There are rules of dress for certain clubs and institutions that dictate what you can and cannot wear within the institutions boundaries.There are laws which prohibit the wearing of Police Uniforms or Army Uniforms if you are not authorised.

So it is very common for Western countries to prohibit and limit the wearing of all or any type of clothing to protect the morals, and security and standards of the greater public.

A free society has laws to protect the public. The notion that Laws are there for every individual to do what they want is stupid and ignorant.

The Burka and other Islamic dress can be offensive to many people, it also represents oppession to many women. It also have been used in the commission of many crimes.

Therefore, it is the right of a society to enact laws to protect the public, and the debate really how offensive, and how much does the burka contribute to crime verses the rights of a woman to wear it in public.

Id the right of a Muslim woman to wear a garment that is offensive to many people and can be used in a crime great than a nudist to be nude anywhere they like? I personally am offended by a nudist in public but I have never been scared or fearful of a nudist and havent heard of nudism in crime?

The debate is then is Islamic female dress appropriate to be worn in public, due to its ability to offend many people. Or should it be limited due to it being used in the commission of crimes, so banned in Banks and Airports?

The question has nothing to do with religion, but with how much or little someone wears in public places and how much offense is caused by the lack or type of clothing.

I see no difference to placing limits of where burkas and full face coverings can be worn, just as there is limits on nudists, where they can and cannot go in public..

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