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what happened to religious freedom?

Reader comment on item: Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas

Submitted by miri schwartz (United States), Apr 21, 2013 at 19:56

if the boston bombers wore this everyone would have noticed since most ladies do not cover their faces in America. Still since it is so conspicuous I think its silly to worry about it.It draws more suspicion and more attention to the wearer.In Judaism modesty or tznius is basicly trying NOT to draw attention to yourself.So our clothing is understated and we cover up even in summer but not from head to toe because that would be eye catching.The Muslims have a different point of view about this but basicly Ladies cover up. Its our religious freedom to wear longer clothing and cover when and where and with what we like.I think Its a mistake to ban anything religiously based.I just invite someone to tell me I cant cover my hair or wear a long clothing in summer.Our country should be better than that. Instead all people should be screened at sporting events just like at airports.Then you'll catch the crazy white christian men who like shooting up small children too. Just a reminder, racial and religious discrimination is against the law in the US still. ...

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