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A burkah is a way of life in Muslim countries; in Australia, ( a Christian country) it is not so. As a country we have had to restrict traditional activities such as the erection of Christmas trees and the singing of Christmas carols so as to not offend our foreign guests.
Why should we forego such minor, harmless traditions; when a burkah can be worn anywhere, at any time, despite the fact that it has no real bearing on our society other than to conceal identity. It is a security threat the likes of wearing a motorcycle helmet or ski mask, two items which are not tolerated in any bank, major office, or even a convenience store. It is not something that should be outlawed altogether, rather something that should be addressed the same as the aforementioned.
Therefore we are proposing that the burkah, or similar headdress be treated in the same manner as any other identity cloaking device.
An MP has called the wearing of burkas the religious equivalent of “going round with a paper bag over your head."
In a parliamentary debate, Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said it was “offensive” for women to cut off face-to-face contact with other people. The Kettering MP said he had “huge sympathy” with those who wanted a ban on face-covering veils in public. None of the three large UK parties back a ban, with ministers saying it would not be “British” to bar them.
I thought I would invite readers to petition on the matter because I believe that the majority in the UK do not approve wearing of burkas on this basis plus the fact that it has no relevance or place in British Society and demonstrates a disregard for Britishness and the British way of life, and, furthermore, a refusal to integrate and follow customs of this land.