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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
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Submitted by Monte (United States), Oct 12, 2007 at 22:45

Ok, so how would we enforce such a ban? Should we institute a "commitee for the prevention of Islamism and the promotion of Secularism" and have "secular police" roaming Muslim neighborhoods beating up women if they don't show enough skin. (100 in. Sq is I believe the standard advocated by one reader).

I deeply disagree with the statement made by the Niqab and the Burka. I wish muslim females would wise up and burn these awful things publicly. I think these garments represent an oppressive, deeply misogynistic idea.
And...

I will defend to the death the Muslim's right to wear them.

(with some common sense exceptions such as testifying in court, getting drivers license etc..)

In calling for a legal ban on such things, are we perhaps beeing just a big too quick to resort to legislative solutions. As conservatives who look back to the Minutemen of old, are we not supposed to be hesitant to rely on the government for solutions to problems. Perhaps we could discuss alternate approaches to relegating the Burka to the dustbin of history -solutions that don't involve government censorship of unpopular ideas.

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