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Burqa certainly hides a person's identity

Reader comment on item: My Burqa Debate with Martha Nussbaum

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 13, 2013 at 15:12

Dear Dr Pipes,

Almost any argument can be challenged. The fact is that 99.999% people wearing a burqa will not do any harm to anyone. But it is also true that 99.999% of the people who want to cause harm to others will consider using a burqa to hide their identity. Martha Nussbaum's argument that she has not seen 'many examples' of the burqa abetting terrorist activities in Europe and the US does not stand to logic. A university professor must be intelligent enough to see the fallacy in this argument. Will she know if a criminal wearing a Burqa is currently carrying a packet of illegal drugs in the pockets of HIS jeans? It is immaterial how many times you catch someone using Burqas to hide things.

What matters is that good human beings should not make themselves unidentifiable when they are in public. Is it not social common sense that a professor of sociology must be intelligent enough to understand and brave enough to admit?

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