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Anonymous Turk

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Amina and islamic hypocrisy

Submitted by Amina (Australia), Sep 30, 2009 at 00:17

Really, Anon from Turkey, were you wearing a face veil when you read my post? So you say a mohammedan such as myself should respect Christian traditions? Read carefully. I didn't remotely allude to a mention of Christianity, neither would I criticize it. I only argued against the censorship of Islam which I find to be extremely offensive. Not to mention it would only incite anger and fail to facilitate any cause for reconciliation.

I say that one should have the choice to practice his or her religion irrespective of the crimes that are being prepetuated outside their conscious control. Isn't that a privilege you enjoy? I abhor the misconception that Islam is a religion of terrorists. And before you make a smart mouth remark, can you vouch that Christianity (I am assuming you are one) is a religion of purists? Is everybody a good person? Of course not, we're only human. So why should an entire community suffer censorship because of the heinous crimes others choose to commit?

These are the questions that trouble me when people are quick to jump on the Islamophobia bandwagon. Before I go though, can I just say, since when is NOT wearing a niqab/scarf/veil a "Christian" tradition? I don't know how you got that idea.


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