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Irrelevance

Reader comment on item: Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas
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Submitted by Just Beinfair (United States), May 28, 2013 at 07:03

A) There is no relevance in men dressed as nuns. No scripture prohibits it. Bringing it up is just a distraction from the issue of the article.

B) Islamic men have worn niqabs/burkhas many times in the past, regardless of prohibitions of scripture.

C) Banning burkhas/niqabs in public isn't a gender issue. We have seen female bombers as well. It is an issue of giving some extra risk to anyone who wishes to kill innocents, something also banned in the Koran.

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