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Should the burqa be banned?

lani 2012/06/16 12:24:16
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  • Amine 2013/10/21 14:29:04
    Yes
    Amine
    Worldwide!
  • ProudCommie 2012/07/02 16:55:31
    No
    ProudCommie
    Not unless you also ban nuns from wearing their uniform, Jewish men from wearing their little hats, and lock up everyone who's Amish.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/07/01 18:08:29
    No
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    People have the right to wear a burqa or niqab if they so wish on public property. What we should ban is halal slaughter...
  • Pat 2012/06/19 01:53:35
    No
    Pat
    Every part of me is screaming that the Burqu should be banned but, under our Constitution, I believe that it has to be allowed as freedom of religion.

    I'm concerned about a couple of things. I have no objection to a head scarf but the full burqua could hide a bomb or some other weapon.

    For security purposes, a woman could not be realistically identified while wearing a burqua.

    I also think it could be dangerous on a train, bus or escalator, elevator etc. Too many things to get it caught in.

    I also have to believe that no woman, even a Muslim woman, wants to be swaddled in layers and layers of cloth everyday, all day.

    Does anyone know if the burqua is really a requirement of Islam? I know many countries do not require the burqua but the women do wear a head scarf. Isn't the burqua an extreme requirement?
  • Herbtheman 2012/06/19 01:34:29
    Yes
    Herbtheman
    +1
    This is America if you need to hide your face go back where you can from.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/06/19 01:31:15
    No
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Freedom of religion They have the Right to wear it in thier own home and their Mosque or Place of Worship
  • DFA 2012/06/19 01:15:26
    Yes
    DFA
    For women's rights reasons. Unless they truly want to wear them...
  • boots 2012/06/19 01:13:47
    Yes
    boots
    +1
    As liberal as I am I do not understand how we can allow such oppression against women.
  • Elephant Lord 2012/06/17 00:58:45
    No
    Elephant Lord
    +1
    Unless you're also willing to ban the turban, the rosary, and the yamaka. Not all Muslim woman wear the burka because they're forced to. It seems hard to believe from our perspective, but some chose it out of choice. burka choice
  • boots Elephan... 2012/06/19 01:15:03
    boots
    +1
    LOL I am an atheist you could ban all that crap tomorrow and I would be one happy man.
    Just saying.
  • MAZ142 2012/06/16 19:17:36
    No
    MAZ142
    No because its something which is a part of Islam and is considered normal. There's nothing wrong with decency/modesty and if that comes under the perspective of being covered then so be it. If the world where different and people where less ignorant they'd take the time and educate themselves about the true meanings behind such things but of course they don't. They only see it from their perspective and not from the other side. I live in the Middle East and know for a fact that most Arab women enjoy wearing it. Its a symbol of their identity and their religion which again isn't wrong. Also logical being fully covered out here is pretty wise, the sun is hot and the weather just as bad.
  • 001 2012/06/16 14:53:16 (edited)
    Yes
    001
    +1
    In theory it already is, it is illegal to walk the streets unrecognizable. I can't wear a balaclava for that reason. Making an exception for Islamic people is unfair, they have to abide by the law just as well as we do.
  • Metaldane 2012/06/16 14:40:33
    No
    Metaldane
    Freedom of religion whether you like it or not we have that and that's part of theirs banning banning that would be like banning any other religious clothing.
  • lani Metaldane 2012/06/16 15:35:51
    lani
    ur an idiot
  • Metaldane lani 2012/06/16 20:57:21
    Metaldane
    And your a judgmental prick who goes around slinging insults to perfect strangers don't think I'm the idiot here.
  • lani Metaldane 2012/06/17 10:19:19
    lani
    each to their own
  • Metaldane lani 2012/06/17 11:57:42
    Metaldane
    Go blow donkeyballs jackass.
  • TasselLady 2012/06/16 12:53:33
    Yes
    TasselLady
    +1
    You sure don't see the MEN in Islam being forced to be "modest". Their entire religion controls women and what they do, what they wear, what they say, what profession they can go into. It's disgusting. They're treated like third class citizens. What's good for one is good for all. If a person chooses to do this because they want to then so be it. But that doesn't mean that everybody ELSE should be forced to do it.
  • DJPanicDC 2012/06/16 12:40:35 (edited)
    No
    DJPanicDC
    Only if we also ban the bikini top since both are sexist Culturally/religiously created ideas of modesty applied only to women

    If that's what you believe in, that is your right. However forcing anyone to wear anything should be banned
  • lani DJPanicDC 2012/06/16 12:42:55
    lani
    well thats what their doing, forcing women to cover themselves, bloody shameful
  • DJPanicDC lani 2012/06/16 18:13:20
    DJPanicDC
    Many do and that's wrong, but equally wrong is to force one who believes in it (and I do know some who do it voluntarily because they believe god demands modesty) It would be similar to making a western woman go topless
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/06/16 12:38:23
    No
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    Freedom is for all and Ibelieve in a place where bombs could be- banks where robbers could use them to hide could request they not be worn due to safety by bussiness I do not like them but I am no dictator.
  • Sid♥ 2012/06/16 12:27:34

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