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Re the cover-up of the female person

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

Submitted by Jascha Kessler (United States), Aug 2, 2007 at 23:34

As Daniel Pipes succinctly lays out the situation, it seems that like anything else in this world, even something meant once to be enforced [by men who were never psychoanalyzed, so that their use of "religious" and tribal customs, almost always blindly handed down from...anywhere and nowhere... is subject to arrant misuse and criminal perversion, even of what any self-respecting person might call modesty. All rationalized by males, who never seem to grasp the simple fact they had and have mothers, that women are being crushed by such requirements to be invisible, even in some cases, in their own homes. The more fools they! The women, that is.

The wars we are in include the age-old war against woman herself, the other race in the species Homo sapiens. Poor things. But to my comment here:

An old friend, now long deceased, who served as a captain in Military Intelligence from the Normandy landing to points east, and into the horror of Bastogne in the Ardennes Forest SS offensive meant to turn the enemy [the US] back at the last hour, once told me how he had been riding in a big Army truck, open to the sky, and packed with civilians fleeing to the East as our army rolled forward. They were all standing, and he was guarding them. There was about three persons away a Franciscan monk: in brown, and cowled and piously fingering his rosary as they were all jounced about.

When my friend looked down, however, he saw, not sandals, but shiny boots, the best SS kind. He had the truck stopped; he had the impostor robed in religion dismount, and he dispatched him there and then with a burst from his carbine. Then he had the soldier at the wheel resume driving. War is war, and it takes resolve and decision, no matter what the ACLU wants by driveling and tying our safety in pink ribbons so easily severed by terrorists.


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