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Originally posted by SGTSECRET
so let me get this straight....it's completely fine to wear pants that hang around your knees and show your undergarments, but wearing something that covers your face is bad?
Originally posted by buster2010
Originally posted by luciddream
You can practice religion, but when i see this i see domination of women, and as well as security threat.
Oh really domination of women? If a nun were to walk into that mall would they be forced to remove part of their garments as well? Because their religion is dominating them as well.
I always laugh when I hear security threat. People that say this has already let the terrorist win.
Originally posted by ManFromEurope
BS! Your wife wouldn't have to wear a veil there, so why should that muslim woman remove hers in your mall?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Originally posted by GunzCoty
People don't get it.
It's a mall they have the right to tell her to remove it or leave.
She is upset because she felt he was going to remove it for her, which he has no right to do.
ETA: its not about NJ its about a privately owned malledit on 5/24/2012 by GunzCoty because: ETA
Malls, and other private areas of public conglomeration are kind of a gray area. In some cases they are considered public space. I don't like it, but courts can go either way on whether or not a mall is public or private. The same goes for large sporting events, fairs, festivals, etc. They might be private property, but then again they might be public on any given day.
 Semi-public spacesA broader meaning of public space or place includes also places where everybody can come if they pay, like a café, train, or movie theater. A shop is an example of what is intermediate between the two meanings: everybody can enter and look around without obligation to buy, but activities unrelated to the purpose of the shop are not unlimitedly permitted.
The halls and streets (including skyways) in a shopping center may be declared a public place and may be open when the shops are closed. Similarly for halls, railway platforms and waiting rooms of public transport; sometimes a travelling ticket is required. A public library is a public place. A rest stop or truck stop is a public space.
For these "semi-public" spaces stricter rules may apply than outside, e.g. regarding dress code, trading, begging, advertising, propaganda, riding rollerskates, skateboards, a Segway, etc.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
A Muslim woman has accused a New Jersey shopping mall security guard of trying to force her to remove her head-covering garment.
“He came into my face and made a hand gesture like he was going to lift my veil off,’ ” Wakeelah Salaam, 30, told The Post of her ordeal at the Bridgewater Commons Mall last Saturday.
“I felt like he was going to do something. I didn’t feel safe in the mall.”
The US-born Salaam said the confrontation happened about 10 minutes after she entered the mall with her two young sons.
She was wearing a Muslim veil known as a niqab, which covered her entire head and face except for her eyes.
Ran across this story and thought I'd share. Personally, I don't see a problem with the woman wearing her garment, but my guess is there's a fear of potential hidden items ? I find that kinda ridiculous, considering that you could hide bombs or what have you in any type of clothing.
As a Western woman, I find the veil distasteful, but that's my opinion and only reflects how I would feel if I were required to wear it. I am quite aware that many Muslim women feel differently abou the veil, and they have every right to wear it.
So I guess my question is....how do you feel about this? Is it even an issue?