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Burquas and niqabs and hijabs, OH MY!

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

Submitted by Peter G Jones (United States), Aug 3, 2007 at 11:25

Dear Mr Pipes:

Right on! More than just another concession to dangerous people, these clothes can conceal practically anything. Actually I feel the same way about heavily tinted auto windows. If I were a State Trooper I would be sorely tempted to shoot out the windows just to clarify the situation at any incident, traffic stop or so.

It is entirely appropriate for people wearing these clothes to be required to strip down to coventional Western garb.

The concessions cited above show just how stupid we are collectively, allowing the lowest common denominator of security to rule our actions.

There should be NO such garb allowed, any place in this country. Those who are offended should leave or be shipped out of the country forthwith.

It is maddening that such belligerent nit-wits are allowed to stay within our borders. There is no human right for persons from another country to be in the US.

Want to stay? Learn English. Adopt US dress styles. Learn US history. Become a citizen?? Only after passing muster on our requirements.

It may well be that liberal fools will be the crucial Useful Idiots that help the enemy do us in. Two previous comments on the subject come to mind. From Matthew Pearl's novel the Dante Club, on page 73: Ticknor lectures Dr W Holmes

" If we do not conform newcomers to our national character and bring them in willing subjection to our institutions, the multitudes of outside people will one day conform us."

Earlier, circa 1919, President Teddy Roosevelt wrote this:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an Americn…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also (note from Scott: take for instance African-American, Asian-American…) isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Peter G Jones,

LTC USA (ret)

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