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The Burqa offends me

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

Submitted by Jerry (Australia), Sep 29, 2010 at 07:32

I am insulted by the burqa. What it says to me is "I dont want you to know me or even see my face". And in the birthplace of Islam; Saudi Arabia they force western women to wear the head covering because they are offended otherwise. We cant let hypocritical muslims force their offensive behaviour on us. This in nothing to do with religion, it is offensive to westerners not to show your face. I am happy for them to wear the hijab, but the burqa and niqab should be banned in Australia.

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