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Banning the burqa and niqab - how to get it done

Reader comment on item: The Case for Banning Burqas and Niqabs

Submitted by Nicholas (United Kingdom), May 13, 2022 at 20:49

Dr Pipes,

I hope you are doing very well, thank you for another highly relevant and important insight. I see this as a very significant issue. It is essential both for civilizationist and security reasons and countless more such as those you excellently stated that the burqa and niqab are banned. This issue has been widely relevant in France and a couple of other European countries. Even Canada during second to last prime ministerial debate in French as I recall. How do you feel that awareness and action on this issue can be raised and implemented in places where it is not a current hot bed of discussion? The UK has talked very little of this issue. What about places like Detroit Michigan and even California where 30 years ago (at least in California) one would never have seen a burqa or niqab? It's disgusting everytime I do see one whether in London or U.S. I know you believe in voting in civilisationist candidates and parties, however presently not ever country or state has silica candidates or representation. How to persuade someone from the Labour Party of UK or persuade a Mitt Romney that this issue is highly important and needs to be addressed? Will it take a major event like a bank robbery with huge casualties before legislative authorities act? I would love to hear your thoughts

By the way, thank you you for your steadfast and brilliant work on Israel victory. Your insights and activism are second to none and especially in light of the wave of terror israel is sadly suffering at the moment, israel victory is more important now than ever.

All the best to you,

Nicholas

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Thank you for the kind words.

Some massive outrage with casualties is one possible avenue to gaining attention to the burqa and niqab issue, but that seems unlikely. More likely is a cumulative record of assaults, such as I have recorded, plus a general revulsion against these garments.

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