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DONT BAN THE BURKA

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

Submitted by imogen (Australia), May 7, 2010 at 05:23

I can't believe that the government is even thinking about banning the burka! The burka is a symbol of the countries cultural diversity. To take this away is racist and is demonising a group of people due to race and religion. Less than 5% of Muslim women wear the burka and do this as a choice and a symbol of their spirituality and to deny this is taking away identity. We live in a democratic society, this means we can say what we want, be whatever religion i want and wear what we what!

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