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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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During sentencing at Kingston crown court, Judge Nicholas Jones said of the Selfridges raid: "You walked in with your faces disguised by burkas.
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.
When he left the building a few hours later, he was wrapped in an Islamic woman's burka.
MUSLIM women should be free to wear the burka, Theresa May said yesterday as Tory MPs called for the garment to be banned after a terror suspect used it as a disguise to evade the security services.
The bungling bad guys evoke more laughter than fear and are no match for the Burka Avenger, undoubtedly the first South Asian ninja who wields books and pens as weapons.
Initially, Muslim women were asked to remove their burkas before entering classrooms.
Sir Isaac Newton wasn't prevented from flexing his foolishness, so why crack down on the burka babes?
And French cops arrested 61 people, including 19 women in burkas, as illegal protests against the ban were staged in Paris at the weekend.
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.
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".