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Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis

Delta Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:20 PM
I don't give a damn what each of those rags is called - and the bimbettes should ONLY wear them in the privacy of their own homes. I want to commit a nasty (spit) when I see them out on the street or in open-to-the-public shops and malls.

Philadelphia, the city where I live, has quietly and unassumedly become the capital of the Western world as regards female Islamic garb as an accessory to crime.

First, a tutorial on Islamic coverings, all of which tend to be called veils in English but fall into three main categories. Some (the abaya, hijab, chador, jilbab, or khimar) cover parts of the body, especially the hair, neck, and shoulders, but reveal the face and identity of the woman; some cover the face (the yashmak) but show the body shape; and some hide the whole body, including the identity and gender of the...