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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas Banned at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
in response to reader comment: My Reply to James and Kafir

Submitted by AS (India), Mar 7, 2010 at 19:04

Chloe, I have studied and lived in the US. as an Indian, while I would love to have some basic things for myself in the US, but to demand things. like i wont expect my college campus to ban beef, as Hindus dont eat beef? would you expect a student from zimbabwe to roam around in his semi naked 'zulu' dress? burqa etc is a manifestation of some other serious issues. you would expect muslims at least in America to voice strong opinions against the kinda of treatment they meet out to non muslims in 'islamic' countries. but they are so vocal about anything that seems to tresspass their belief systems elsewhere (danish cartoons to palestine to i dunno what).

there is a blatant duplicity thatyo u can notice. there is no organization of christian nations. or of anyother religion. whereas there is of islam. this religion has clear in built political ideology of spreading the 'rule' of islam. i am not sure why you cant see it. or why you have noted it in history books. there are many cultures which might be different from the 'west'. but none is predatory or inimical. islam is.

do you know that in Egyptyo u cant build churches. in saudi, hell, practice of any other religion is not allowed. these people have absolutely no issues with that. while happily enjoying the freedom and liberty in America. multiculturalism should be a 2way street. try walking in shorts on the streets of Saudi. i know i have not convinced u. this religion has a bloody history. and its people still cant live in peace with others. because gaining political power and enofrcing their way of life is a central tenet for them, acoompanied with complete lack of respect for other belief systems. and why would anyone in the west want to support 'burqa'? In India, in 18th century widows used to commit suicide if their husbands died. i dont think anyone would want to support this 'belief' system in the name of indigenous culture. i know i still havnt convinced you. well read articles on this website. i am surprised how u have not noted the things they have been doing in US/EU.

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