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The Burka: The Jenny Craig System of the Cave.

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
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Submitted by Maura Collins (Canada), Aug 3, 2007 at 08:24

Not true, Mr. Ahmad. I have my doubts that you ever granted a woman a wish in your life, so why tell us otherwise? Women did not one day decide to suddenly cover every inch of their bodies in a shroud centuries ago, because they had a sudden desire to roast themselves. No, I would think that your ‘enlightened men' developed this man made custom to exert some form of peculiar control over those powerless women.

Problem is, the western world has evolved, and while you and your ilk knock and condemn just about every aspect of what's on tap for the rest of the population, it never seems to stop you from arriving by the boatload to such a den of inequity as the Western World to avail yourselves of the bits and pieces that you do indeed lust after.

As for Western women having the ‘right' to uncover in public, why not tell that to those Australian women who were attacked last year on the beach by those who still live by the cave mentality? The time has come Mr. Ahmad, to fish or cut bait, in this, the 21st. centuary.


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