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28 April 2010


Frank S

I think the historical reason for burkas was to stop attractive wives being commandeered by community leaders and other powerful people. In other words, you protected your wife not from men in general, but from, for example, imams following in the footsteps of their prophet.

Sarah AB

I'm sure there are all sorts of things which are roughly comparable to the niqab in so far as they might cause 'uncomfortable driving conditions'- but one suspects the policeman wouldn't have thought to stop someone wearing/doing something else which might possibly be marginally distracting.


I'm glad you don't think legislation is the answer: making it mandatory for muslim women to cycle everywhere would be wrong.


Hey - I wouldn't select out muslim women, or even women. I'd make it mandatory for everyone to cycle.

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