Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ban The Burqa

This is an excellent piece by Claire Berlinski, Ban The Burqa who has lived in Turkey for the past 5 years. I am sure you struggle, as I do, with the question of allowing Muslim women to wear the burqa. After all, this country was founded in part on the rights of the people to practice freedom of religion. We do not want to violate any one's religious rights in America. But we have come to understand that the burqa, and what it represents, is not just oppression of women, but an introduction of Islam and sharia to this country. We should take our cue from the countries of Europe who have allowed this policy to take over, and are now trying to ban the burqa. This is just the beginning...

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