by: the Common Constitutionalist
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I have never been a fan of the burqa – the black shroud, or long, flowing garment that covers entirely the Islamic woman from head to toe. Often the only things that can be seen are the eyes, and frequently not even them.
Imagine having to deal with 90° to over 100° heat – being forced to don a full body burqa, made entirely of black fabric during the summer we just experienced. Seems like torture.
To me, it is a freedom thing. Within reason, one should be able to wear whatever one wants. But then there is the real world threat of terrorism. Because of these threats, France, Belgium and the Netherlands have already banned the wearing of the burqa and niqab in public places and violators can face fines and even jail time.
It’s fascinating to see these anything-goes, overly tolerant European nations begin to crack down on their own liberal policies. The Europeans have a reputation of tolerance and succumbing to political correctness – which is how they ended with the mess they are currently in – allowing so many unvetted Muslims into their countries.