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Freedom of Dress

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues

Submitted by J Sheff (United States), Sep 2, 2009 at 13:42

I see any attempt to ban the wearing of any clothing, but especially clothing with religious or cultural significance, as deplorable.
Many felons have committed crimes wearing ski-masks, some, if the movies I see are correct, wearing, nylon stockings over their face, some, wearing sun glasses and hats to disguise themselves.
I wouldn't like to see ski-masks, nylons, sunglasses or hats prohibited in order to prevent crime or terrorism, but I would rather see these culture-neutral objects banned than see hijabs and burqas banned.


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