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Reader comment on item: A Niqab and Burqa Miscellany

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 5, 2015 at 21:29

Dear Dr Pipes,

This is one of those hilarious neighborhood crime reports. In the Indian city of Pune a guy tried to rob his 80-year old woman neighbor. Yes, you guessed it right. He entered the neighbor's house wearing a burqa. It is said that in the course of the scuffle his burqa slipped and the victim recognized him and raised an alarm. He was promptly caught by the neighbors and the police and locked up. Here is the full story: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Man-held-for-robbing-neighbour/articleshow/46782390.cms.

Such is the world of Burqa! Both the victim and the perpetrator were Muslims in this case but when it comes to burqa, I see no reason why criminals belonging to other religions can not use this convenient product (not that I am suggesting people to use it).

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Thank you; I added this at http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2003/09/a-niqab-and-burqa-miscellany#ineffective

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