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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by Monty (United Kingdom), Aug 2, 2007 at 08:46

In the UK, a motorcyclist may not wear his/ her crash helmet and visor while at a gas station. This is because they must make themselves publicly identifiable, and I have never heard anyone protest about it.

On that basis, the burqa/niqab should be banned in the public domain for the protection of the public, school staff, hospital staff and patients, bank tellers, store check-out staff, and the myriad other folk who need to deal with us on a basis of mutual trust. That trust is usually backed up by the ultimate threat of exposure of the criminal, and subsequent punishment. Why should a few self-obsessed prima donnas get to undermine that for the rest of society?

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