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Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis

Delta Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:23 PM
Absolutely correct!
Bondman60 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:32 PM
Again, the constitution does not require us to tolerate the intolerant. It is not a suicide pact. If you truly understood Islam and sharia, you would not be so eager to defend Islamic freedom in our nation, unless, perhaps, you support the imposition of sharia in place of the constitution.

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...