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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots.
Authorities said the man showed a gun and demanded money. He took an undetermined amount of money and fled.
Police said the man spoke with what they described as "a Middle Eastern accent." They say a silver car, possibly a Chevrolet, was seen leaving the scene.
The FBI also is helping with the investiga
In some places it's NOT legal, to wear any costume which hides the face, with a Halloween exception in some places. New York's law is interesting because whether it's legal to wear a burqa or other mask depends on how many people with the masks congregate:
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
Quick ban the burqa!
It's legal because it's just an item of clothing, I think you'll find it is not protected under freedom of religious expression or anything else.
If the judge's decision had been upheld, members of the group (KKK) would have been able to hide their identities by wearing hoods and masks at New York rallies.
New York's anti-mask law criminalizes the wearing of masks or disguises by three or more persons in a public place unless done in connection with a “masquerade party or like entertainment,” after obtaining a permit to wear masks from the police or other appropriate authorities.