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All you knuckle-dragging men out there have to learn that you aren't entitled to run us women. You aren't our superiors or our keepers. Learn it! It will do you a lot of good.
If she was removed soley due to the burka that's ridiculous, and yes infringing on her rights.
I can't say that I completely understand the Muslim faith, hell, I don't even completely understand the Christian faith, this is why I'm agnostic.
As far as I'm concerned, a person can practice whatever religion they want to, as long as they don't force me to practice it along side them.
And as far as other countries go, I seriously don't care what they do, I really don't.
No, not allowing the wearing of a burqa is a reasonable law for security purposes.
Demanding that wearing a burqa out of the claim that it is a religious belief would be using the law to force a religious belief onto others. Clearly this is not allowed in the first amendment.
There is more reason to allow people to walk around naked and have sex in public that there is justification for the wearing of a burqa. Yet we have laws against public nudity, and sexual acts in public, even though such acts could be called a part of a religious belief.
Originally posted by Malynn
reply to post by poet1b
Really? You're comparing someone wearing a burqa to someone showing their wang?
Well if you don't understand either one, then why defend one? Seems to defeat the point.
What if they force someone else, not you, to practice their religion?
Well then you should step into a time machine and go back to a time where nobody cared about anything but procreation. That should do the trick for you. Other than that, if you don't care, fine. But don't marginalize or minimize the suffering of people in those countries simply because you don't care...that is one of the most unintelligent things I've ever read...but let me guess...you don't care because you simply want to fix the USA right? Tell me...ever heard about globalism?
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin
But in all seriousness, if a person wants to wear a burka, hajib, or other religious article of clothing, it's not offensive, and if it offends you, too bad.
I would venture to say that Christians are lower than cockroaches on my list.
But I defend them all because that's what freedom is all about.
I marginalize because it's not my problem, do you know what is my problem? Me and my family, then my community, then my state, then my country. After that, it could all be Canada for all I care. If the rest of the world all died tomorrow, I seriously wouldn't shed one tear. Hell, if 99% of humanity died tomorrow, I wouldn't care at all.
I have more than enough brain cells to keep up with this thread, thanks.
And I disagree that it is a security risk.
If you're going to be paranoid about who you allow around the president I'm sure a metal detector or other scanning devices would more than sufficiently reassure the secret service that covered muslim women are not smuggling in dirty bombs between their legs.
But I guess that's too simple an explanation for those who would prefer muslims who practice this particular cultural custom not attend events such as this.
Not wearing a burqa in public does not violate anyone's liberty, anymore that not allowing people to run around naked, or drunk in public.
If you think defending Islam on the burqa is defending liberty, then you are very turned around.