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Stop wondering why Burkini is protested more than Burkha

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 6, 2016 at 21:38

Dear Dr Pipes,

Please stop wondering why Burkini is disliked more than Burkha. First of all it is ugly (No, it is not a wet suit. Wet suits are needed, comfortable and serve a useful purpose). Second, its name, somehow, sounds ugly. And, finally, there is a place for everything. Burkha may or may not belong on on a city street but most humans associate free spirit with the oceans and beaches. Burkini appears so confining and so much against the spirit of being on a beach. In fact, barring the resons of safety, I will rather not mind a burkha on the city street but would mind a Burkini on he beach. For Pete's sake, Prophet Muhammad would/could never conceived a Burkini in his mind!


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