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Reasons for Banned Burqas

Reader comment on item: Islamist Apparel Banned in France

Submitted by H.Weller (United States), Apr 14, 2011 at 20:59

If Burqas are to be banned, it should be based on a threat to public order, such as concealing weapons, "males" or some other public threat. That it demeans women is really an issue for the women who wear it. Likewise, they and their families should decide whether it disrupts family life and how to address any health issues.

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