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Europe's burqa wars

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Submitted by Bruno (Poland), Nov 18, 2006 at 14:24

We Europeans were fighting for many years for women's rights,for separation church and state. As a result our public schools are not some kind of monastery. and our public school teachers are not wearing nuns outfits! But at the same time If you go to Vatican you dont wear shorts. If you travel to Saudi Arabia you dont walk on the streets with swimming trunks or bottle of beer in you pocket!

If you go to mosque you remove you shoes, in synagogue you wear kipa, in church you dont wear hat. After all nobody by forced oblige you to visit any of these places! But if you decided to visit - you act certain way. For this same reason if you decide to live in this or other european countrie you should follow it custom. You should adapt yourselves to new custom and not trying to force majority adapt your minority custom.

I remember when my aunt in England rented house to Afghani and they organized in living room in the middle of parquette fire place she and they had problem! Wearing burqa or chadur in school should be forbidden. Same if you perform so call public function. At home, in your temple, you can wear whatever is convenient for you, same at home. If you dont accept majority rule in you new country - go back to place from where you come and be happy where you will feel in majority. Thats life my dear friends! You cant have it both ways!

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