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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

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De Maiziere has acknowledged that a total ban on burqas would violate Germany's Constitution.
Adilao also said only burqas, not hijabs, should be removed at mall entrances and that women wearing them can put them back on after the inspection.
According to Al-Alam News, the ban in Iraq stems from security concerns, with rising incidents of people in burqas attacking members of the group.
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Then he went from fanciful to repugnant, when he actually said that women might be better off wearing burqas anyway.
One security source said: "There has been at least one case reported where two suspected shoplifters were wearing burqas.
The school, half of whose students are Muslims, has asked parents not to visit their wards in burqa, shorts, nightwear or skimpy dresses as it " spoils" its name.
A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials said.
Why are burqas banned in certain countries and authorised in others?
The Dutch minority government plans to ban Muslim face veils such as burqas and other forms of clothing that cover the face from next year.
Summary: The Dutch minority government plans to ban Muslim face veils such as burqas and other forms of clothing that cover the face from next year.
The two women had turned up at Meaux town hall in May, wearing burqas, to offer a birthday cake to Mayor Jean-Francois Cope, who is the head of President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and helped push the burqa ban through parliament.