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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
in response to reader comment: Missing the point

Submitted by donvan (United States), Aug 6, 2007 at 15:40

The notion that the burqua is normal street wear and poses no security risk is wrong. If they prefer to wear a halloween costume in their home, go for it. But civil society does not grant carte blanche.

You may not go naked, nor can you dress up like a policeman, soldier, etc. The Hijib, burqa, etc, are Islamic costumes, signifing a determination to claim exceptionality . I am Moslem, I dress differently, I am a practicing moslem, I support Islam and Muhammed and the dogma and ideology it professes.


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