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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: The Sikh story: A case of double standards

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Sep 28, 2009 at 20:20

When I was in Israel I saw many Druze men wearing their ceremonial daggers as a symbol of their religion without any trouble from any one. Even the police took little notice of these weapons displayed in public for one reason and one reason only. That was because these Druze Muslims had proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that they were loyal Israeli citizens, having fought along side their Jewish brethern in all of the wars from the war of independence. If the rest of the Muslim world had demonstrated similarly I do not think there would be any controversy today.

It is only because of the demonstrated hostility of the majority of Muslims that they are under such a fine microscope today. Had it not been for BinLaden, we wouldn't be having this discussion here today


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