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A CALL for a controversial ban on wearing the burqa in public has split opinion and sparked outrage from the Muslim community who labelled it a political stunt.
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi yesterday sparked outrage after he called for the Islamic headdress to be banned following an earlier robbery in a Sydney store by a burqa clad man.
Writing on his personal blog, the outspoken senator said the veil was "emerging as the preferred disguise of bandits and n'er do wells".
Originally posted by Milleresque
Again, are implying that those who elect to wear burkas and boarding planes are intent on terrorism?
Your point has equally less "validity".
I could board a plane wearing levis and nikes, slip a ski mask over my head and do what I will. Period. #, why use the mask? I could do it in plain clothes...and be less conspicuous for it. I could hijack a bus in stubbies and thongs and carry out mass murder. I could...
god, maybe we ought to ban any dress/clothing whatsoever...sure would remove the need for x-ray devices in our airports.
You're really getting the horse before the cart on this issue. Do you watch "today tonight" by any chance? Or "A Current Affair"?
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
I would have no problem with women wearing burqa's in western society if western beliefs and religion were equally respected in Islamic countries... but they are not. Respect is a two way street.