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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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RICHARD HORROCKS, Hartlepool LABOUR'S Jess Phillips is incorrect to brand Boris Johnson "a racist" in a tweet for his recent comments on the burka (The Gazette 09.08.18).
But it seems Mr Johnson, who described it as being like a letterbox, may have confused the burka with another type of clothing - a niqab.
As a Muslim woman - and one who has repeatedly criticised the burka - I've barely given it a second thought lately.
In response to a 2016 petition calling for a ban on "the wearing of a Burka, any full or partial front face coverings in public," which was signed by 19,765 signatures, the British government said, "Face coverings can be worn in public places for a variety of legitimate reasons.
It seems Boris Johnson has just exhibited what he learned at the feet of Bannon by making a vile attack on women who choose to wear the burka. The disgusting Johnson is making a bid for the racist vote.
After Mrs May backed calls on Tuesday for Mr Johnson to apologise, Mr Wright said that while important issues such as the wearing of burka were discussed publicly, politicians needed to choose their language with care.
He said the burka was "oppressive" and it was "absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes".
If the JUI-F has no objection to girls wearing jeans without covering these inside burka, many very liberal girls may even join the JUI-F; though, many conservative may leave the party.
Initially, Muslim women were asked to remove their burkas before entering classrooms.
With blood pouring from his head, he was taken to hospital and Clarkson and Hammond carried on when they had an idea to disguise themselves as women in burkas so not to be seen diverting from the sands of the desert to a road.
Mr Hollobone is trying to bring in a Private Member's Bill to ban women wearing Burkas or Niqabs in public, after the French introduced a similar rule.
staunch defence of a woman's right to wear a burka. As debate intensified across Europe on banning the controversial Muslim