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Burka has no place in Canada
by Peter Worthington
The Muslim Canadian Congress (MCC) is right when it says wearing the burka "marginalizes women ... and has no place in Canada."
But it may be wrong, or an error, to ban its wearing in Canada, as is being attempted in France, Italy, Denmark, Egypt and even Kuwait.
As a "freedom of choice" issue it's pretty hard to deny or forbid women wearing the full head covering that disguises, or obliterates their identity.
Proponents of the burka (and naqib) point out, that if it's legal to be topless in public, surely there's an equal right to be totally covered? Maybe, but only if it doesn't infringe on the right or obligation of others to identify the face hidden by the burka.
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