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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by Rove Monteux (Czech Republic), Jan 20, 2010 at 05:01

That does sounds right, as the burqa is a symbol of religious oppression – but what if some of them do actually like and want to wear the burqa ? some of them even feel comfortable and protected in it as I heard once – so it have been taken away by force from them in that case ?

You never know someone's background, and they should be free to dress as they want to.

I also find offensive the Catholic approach to society, as in a man well shaved every single day, wearing 'decent' clothes at all times just as like going to the mass, behaving like proper Catholics and looking bad at anyone that does not follow that same "guideline" – for me, that is the same as the burqa – I do not feel comfortable inside the Catholic lifestyle, but Catholics do – as I also do not feel comfortable with the burqa, but some of them might as well do so, be it a Muslim headscarf, a burqa or a niqab.

If you are going to tackle a religion like they are doing in France, you can not be one-sided, you should tackle them all and get it completely out of the educational system.

Yes, the burqa ban is a correct decision, but it is one-sided.


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