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

Submitted by muhammad waqas (Pakistan), Aug 23, 2007 at 05:39

you have asked a couple of things in your comments, let me answer the first one that to use the face of a person as a mark of identity in public. according to your prescribed situation of hit n run, can anybody be able to identify the person who has hit you and run away, let me tell to that in this sort of situation you can't judge a person even without a burqa or hijab. i mean when you have gone through such terrible situation,or going through it, it seems quite impossible.

and let me add that in these situations a person without any hijab will try to run away trying to hide him/herself and not surprisingly he/ she will try to have a hijab or simply a cover his/her face trying to be safe from your eyes....this is a misuse of hijab and you the non-people think that to stop this misuse, use of burqa should be baned at all, which seems quite irritable by muslims community.

In public are you able to identify faces of persons where a huge no. of people come in contact daily? and would the security forces or police belive in your report that i have been hit by a person whose face was like that?this would only be a hint for them.....and this hint could be just like ...."he/she was wearing hijab"can it not be...?of course the face is not a mark of pure identity for police...they ask for more specific proof to provide in the court and in court your description of proposing a man to be susptible for the accident only on the basis of idntifing him/her from his face will be easily rejected in th presnce of even a mild advocate and u can imagine the results.

The other part of your comment is regarding to the religious freedom of non-muslims in Pakistan. Dear have you ever been in Pakistan ? or have you any of your relative in Pakistan who claims that in Pakistan they are not allowed to freely live their life in accordance to their religious teachings.......... have you any proof.....

on the other hand please tell me that what happened to BABERY MASJID in India.......what happened to the muslims of Gujrat in the recent past, what happened to the christians in Mumbai, and whats going on with muslims all over the world in America, Phelistene, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Sudan.......

Dear i am a student and i have my fellows that are non-muslims and would you believe that my room mate is a christian and he is having no restrictions in his personal life........he goes to Church every Sunday, studies his Bible every morning, listens to his Popes and BIshops on the same player i use for listening to my religious verses......

its a matter of thinking man and you people are not trying to think the right way.

hope you will have a look at that part.....

bast of luck,men


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