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Zero Tolerance for the Burqua

Reader comment on item: The Burqa Wars
in response to reader comment: who is immoral?

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Nov 19, 2006 at 05:12

Let us cut this short. I don't even care to know why Muslim women wear Burquas. I don't care. If they want to wear Burquas in Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Africa, the United Arab Emirates, or any other Muslim nation, I don't care about it. However, when you do come to Europe, you have got to follow European rules.

I work in a bank, and I treat all customers the same. I would be even more helpful if I could always see my customer's face. Yesterday, Holland banned the Burqua. The Dutch did the best thing they could possibly do for their own nation. For security reasons, Burquas cannot be allowed in airports, schools, public transport, hospitals, police stations and public places in general. Let the world know that Burquas are not accepted in Europe. First of all, Muslims should not have come to Europe in the first place.

Secondly, there is a reason why a country is called "Holland", as opposed to "Arabia" or "Iran". Finally, a reader complains that Europeans are sexist and intolerant and compares us to the Taliban. I am glad that he sees us like that, because we are intolerant of Burquas. That has got to be clear.

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