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Banning the burka is an accelerating trend : Comments

By Russell Grenning, published 14/6/2018

The Danish Parliament has voted, by an overwhelming vote of 75 to 30, to ban the Islamic burka and the niqab.

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I refuse to believe the wearing of the burqa is a …growing threat…as this author feels.

A ban on the burqa displays intolerance. If a woman wishes to hide her body completely under a head to toe garment, go for it!
Unless:

The action is a security threat. If so, the wearer should willingly subject herself to a body search if required, and continue the right to wear the covering.

If the wearing of it is forced on the wearer against her free will.

The wearing of the burqa is a right under freedom of religion, and should remain so.
Otherwise….the pressure from the religious intolerant libertarians, extends its claws into other areas such as forcing religious institutions to adopt immoral practices such as gay marriage, against their religious beliefs. (As ONE example)!
Posted by diver dan, Thursday, 14 June 2018 8:49:26 AM
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What is societally wrong with banning wearing of burquas in public? We already ban people from wearing motorcycle helmets in banks.
Posted by Ponder, Thursday, 14 June 2018 9:06:49 AM
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And so it should be banned. If you can't see a person's face, that person doesn't exist. However, the best solution is to ban all Muslim immigration. If they want to carry on with their mediaeval practices, Australia and the West are no places for them to be. Just what are they 'escaping' from if they are doing the same thing they have always done in their s**thole countries? They are not escaping anything; they are bringing their vile way of life to us. Immigration, rather than terrorism, is the way they will overcome us - with the help of our treacherous political class.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 14 June 2018 9:20:58 AM
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The burqa is not a religious requirement, it’s a cultural one. Most muslims don’t wear it.
Frankly in these days of security risks and terrorism it should be illegal to cover your face simply for security reasons. There are documented cases where burqas have been worn to disguise identity during robberies.
But apart from legal aspects, the covering of a face is a deterrent to conversation and integration into society. The majority of communication is non verbal and if you can’t see a persons face whilst you are talking to them you cannot communicate effectively and this creates a barrier to uunderstanding and forming friendships etc.
Posted by Big Nana, Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:16:37 AM
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I'm sorry ttbn, but I have to agree with Big Nana and Diver.

If people have a cultural practice and feel comfortable with it? Why worry? It harms nobody!

Anyway, it is only a question of time before this medieval, imposed by slave-owning men disappears into the annals of history. And exampled by young Muslim women who leave the house suitably attired then upon arriving at the train station disappear into the ladies room only to come out minus the burqa and with earrings, makeup etc.

In a couple of generations and assimilation, they'll even be gracing our most popular beaches in completely unremarkable bikinis etc. Just as the Grandkids of our Afghan camel drivers do now!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Thursday, 14 June 2018 11:45:41 AM
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just off the topic but the same ideologist who protest by running around naked (eg Peta etc) have banned the bikini from the Miss America parade. We live in a crazy mixed up world. The unis have certainly produced the most unthinking dunces we have had for 100 years or so.
Posted by runner, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:19:01 PM
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