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Moral standings

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
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Submitted by Douggie (Australia), Oct 10, 2007 at 18:41

indeed. but perhaps these feelings would not have been present in you, had the media and other people had not instilled a fear in you with their ignorant musings and propaganda?

you say "It leads, however, to the question that if you wear something making strangers feel this way, what kind of regard to you have for them, their culture, and your adopted country ?"

If you had moved to a country where it was regular to do something you do not believe in, say eating people, and the countries people expected you to do likewise, i am guessing that you would not want to? this has no reflection on how you feel about the people or country, simply a reflection on your beliefs and moral standings. i understand, its a pretty extreme example, but you must remember, that if a woman is wearing a niqab or burka, it is her moral belief that she should do so, and this should not bring repulsion or fear... just my thinkings...

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