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Clothes of Mass Destruction

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

Submitted by Amina (Australia), Sep 27, 2009 at 05:01

Maybe we should ban WEAPONS and not CLOTHES, now wouldn't that be a wiser decision? It might even be worthwhile to work on a counter-terrorism strategy, I do believe that would be useful. Or no, for extra precaution, if we do end up banning the niqab, let's get rid of scarves and handkerchiefs and tea towels and anything that might remotely function as a face veil. But that's no good. Perhaps we should get rid of clothes altogether! That's right, we should ban ALL clothes that can afford to conceive weapons. If we all ran around naked we wouldn't need to worry whether somebody was armed or not.

Wake up and smell the ... coffee. Banning a piece of cloth is not going to suppress crime, it only instigates greater sentiments of Islamophobia and is an impingement upon religious expression. You are arguing for CENSORSHIP and that's one of the worst crimes you could commit against liberalism. Leave the woman her niqab and take a lesson or two in humanity. ...


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