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Reader comment on item: Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis
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Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Apr 17, 2013 at 20:29

"I am trying to say that like guns, cars and knives, or inappropriate clothing, burkas do present a issue in a Western society."

None of my arguments were idiotic. Your motivation was simply petty tit-for-tat response. And you spend many words on pettiness and insults. This is but the last resort of the ignorant.

You have needed ANOTHER comment to get your point across. If you had been sensible - you might have managed it in one . . .

Burqa DOES present an issue . . . but guns, cars, knives and other inappropriate clothing are not banned. Controlled - but not banned.

Take Balakavas - easily available. Not banned - neither is making them. There are many other clothings that one can use to cover the face.

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"Burkas do present problems with identification of the wearer"

Yes they do - but that is temporary - and not really THAT much of problem.

do limit the ability to see and communicate,

to see the werer? That is the whole point of covering up! Communication? Not really - why would communications be a problem? You can make that point about anyone that is different. The Goths, teen punks, Emos, tramps, people in suits . .

have been used as an aid in the commisiion of crimes,

As i pointed out - so have countless other things . . . cars, guns, knives - THEY are far more useful in crime. Pair tights - albeit probably only a movie fav.

"and are seen by many as a symbol of oppression."

Western countries have law against this - it doesn't MATTER what a person is dressed as - a man's fists are a bigger symbol of oppression . . . not a single objective of yours is of primary concern.

If someone wishes to wear a Burqa - that is their problem - as long as they wish to wear it.

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Are you going to dispute any of the comments in the last paragraph? If so please "provide a link" as to how burkas improve the ability to identify the wearer?

They don't. However - they hardly cause that much probelm of identification.

How burkas prevent crimes

Burqa - is not meant to cause or prevent crimes.

and how Western women see the Burka as a symbol of Womens liberation?

What has that got to do with it?

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"We are talking about the Western Society here, not Islamic countries which have their own norms."

Yes - and it is the Western society that allows you the freedom! Doh! Think for a minute . . .

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"So there MAY be a need for Western governments to limit the use of burkas and other similar clothing."

There may be . . . . however - here - in such case - it is the intent that is important! The reason WHY something is banned.

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"Why are you so scared to discuss this? Or is this another example of "sacred cows" that Muslim fear to have discussed?"

Actually it is YOU who is afraid to discuss . . . evidence?

Go back and read your own comments - you OVER WHELMING motivation is of simplistic HATE - hence why you have the easy tendency to INSULT.

How can you have a discussion with someone who is going to to call you petty and childish names?

A discussion is normally a codial exchange.

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Don't forget - You have form . . . many previous lies . . . . for example this "formula"

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