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There's a direction to all this, and the Muslims aren't to blame.

Reader comment on item: The Burqa Wars
in response to reader comment: Freedom to go stark naked?

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 10, 2016 at 17:40

Hello, Gary F. You said,

"Suppose next that the adherents of this religion reacted to such legislation by wearing clothes that were absolutely transparent. Again, I believe the public would demand legislation to outlaw this practice..."

Here are some lookups:

"Brazil has about 35 spaces open or mostly open to the public where it is possible to freely practice nudism..."

In Canada, "Judges have held, for example, that nude sunbathing is not indecent..."

South Africa: "On 3 April 2015 the country's first official clothing optional beach, Mpenjati Beach near Trafalgar in Kwazulu-Natal, opened..."

"Stephen Gough, who became known as the Naked Rambler, walked the length of Great Britain naked in 2003-2004. He tried to repeat his walk from 2006, but was repeatedly arrested and imprisoned...'

"The city of San Francisco has a history of public nudity, including at public events such as Bay to Breakers..."

-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothing_laws_by_country

"Italy's Supreme Court rules public masturbation not a crime"

-- http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/europe/italy-supreme-court-masturbation/

"Great places to enjoy naked freedom on Corsica"

-- http://spotnaked.com/great-places-to-enjoy-naked-freedom-on-corsica/4759/

That's just a small sampling. Here in Oregon, there are "no-go" areas for people who don't want to see public nudity. By the way, Corsica is where the "burkini" brouhaha is going on. Concerning public masturbation, Italy is something of a trend-setter here.

There's a direction to this, if nobody's noticed; and I don't think the Muslims are at fault.

Submitting....

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