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Reader comment on item: Hijabs & Other Islamic Garb as Part of Uniforms in the West

Submitted by myth (Germany), Sep 16, 2016 at 14:38

By definition the uni-form intends to make those who wear it equal by appearance. The uniform's intent is to underline that the person does not act on her or his ow authority but rahter acts on the authority of the organisation as indicated by the uniform.

The burqa contradicts both appearance and intent of the uniform. Even worse, it highlights a competing religious authority as equal, if not superior, to the one that issued the uniform.

In Western traditions deviations from the standard uniform indicate a difference in rank or department. I comclude the burqa does just that. It indicates a higher authority when dealing with muslims and a different department when measured against common standards.

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