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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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London, May 18 (ANI): Taking offence at the attire of a fellow shopper, a 60-year-old lawyer ripped a Muslim woman's burka off in a clothing shop, in what is being described by the police as France's first case of rage against the Islamic veil.
We should design a non-religious celebrity burka with a floral print.
It may be noted that NREC had sent letter to the MP criticising his stance on Muslim women who choose to wear the burka in public.
A burka is a code of dress of the most fundamentalist part of religion and is not progressive.
Sir Isaac Newton wasn't prevented from flexing his foolishness, so why crack down on the burka babes?
Anyone caught wearing a burka or other full-face veil will face a pounds 130 fine and compulsory lessons in "how to be French".
Decisive action is also needed here to avoid a rush of burka refugees.
Mike Nattrass (West Midlands UKIP) clashed with Conservative Cabinet Minister Caroline Spelman (Con Meriden) after she said the freedom to wear a burka was "empowering" for women.
Mr Hollobone previously described the burka as "offensive" and "against the British way of life".
Cantonal politicians in Aargau have sparked fierce debate by voting in favour of a Standesinitiative (a cantonal proposal to amend the federal constitution), banning women from wearing the burka and similar forms of clothing that cover the face.
A TORY MP called today for ministers to consider banning the wearing of burkas, branding it "offensive" and "against the British way of life".