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Hijab is more sinister than burqa or niqab

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

Submitted by Mumin Salih (European Union), Aug 2, 2007 at 08:48

I totally disagree!

I would rather see women with burga or nigab than women with hijab. The first two are open radical statements of honest radical Muslims. Like Abu hamza (the hook imam) although he is radical and hate preacher, but he is in uniform. We know what he is like and what in his mind; we can avoid him and keep an eye on him.

Hijab is a sign of politically correct Islam, like Tariq Ramadan, who shows a moderate and more acceptable face, but in reality he poses more risk than Abu hamza.

Hijab is an Islamic show of influence and everyday poll in the street that reflects the increasing dominance of Islamists.

Hijab is also a means of intimidation to Muslim women who do not wish to wear it. It is another way of saying: I am a good Muslim but you are not. Many Muslim women are morally and socially forced to wear it to avoid critical Muslims' eyes. And that is in a free country.

I would like to hear if Mr.Pipes considered the above points when he says yes to hijab.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Granting all of your points for the sake of argument, I fail to say how they justify the legal banning of hijabs. On what basis would this be?

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