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Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis

Jesse80 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:13 AM
Only one thing for this Philly ex-pat to say...yo , where's Frank Rizzo when you need him?
helioquois Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:11 AM
Jesse...word for word, exactly what I was going to write.
helioquois Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:11 AM
Jesse...word for word, exactly what I was going to write.

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...