Recently in Australia there was a huge news story centered mainly around one Muslim woman wearing a burqa. This woman was pulled over by the police, I'm not sure what for, and when the police officer saw that the woman was wearing a burqa he asked her to remove it for identity purpose.
The reason why it was such a huge fuss was because the woman claimed that the police officer then forcibly removed her burqa after she refused, video footage that was later released showed that this was in fact entirely untrue.
The woman was charged with fraudulent claims but the case had to be thrown out because the woman who was charged claimed there was no way to tell it was even her in the video because the burqa covered the persons face.
As well as this, I'm sure you've all heard in recent news that France has made wearing a full face covereing (burqa) in public illegal.
Now I know that this is a very touchy subject, but it was one I really wanted to talk about because I would love to hear the opinions of some people who don't live in my country! So to start us off, here is my opinion on; The Burqa
First off, I have absolutely no issue with women choosing to weara burqa out in public, I think it's great that they are so bold in their faith that they can wear something that makes them stand out in a crowd so much. I do have issues with anyone who is being forced to wear one against their will, but that's an entirely different subject and one I won't touch on today. I do however fully believe that if a woman chooses to wear a burqa in public places, she should be willing to remove it in places such as banks, petrol stations and anywhere else where it would be illegal to wear facial coverings such as a motor bike
helmut. I understand that it is a symbol of their faith, and I fully respect that, but the fact remains is that it completely hides the identity of the person underneath the scarf, for obvious reasons that's a huge security threat. Anyone who decides they want to rob a liquor store could slap on a burqa and no one would have a clue who it was underneath.
Like I said, I'm not entirely sure where all my readers are from, but I would definitely love to hear all your opinions on this subject, but please note any derogatory or racist comments will be deleted straight away. Sorry for not having any images to accompany this post, but I thought it would be more effective as text only. I apologize if I've offended anyone with this post, this is simply my opinion.