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Unveiling The Burka As A Security Threat

July 18, 2008

Are burkas security threats? Yes.
Should they be banned in the West? Most assuredly so.


The Niqab and Burqa as Security Threats – Daniel Pipes

I wrote a week ago, in a blog for National Review Online, that the niqab and burqa should both be banned on security grounds, “as one cannot have faceless persons walking the streets, driving cars, or otherwise entering public spaces.” Although a problem with historic roots (Iraqi irregulars disguised themselves in the Palestinian town of Deir Yassin in 1948), this blog will document the current dangers, especially in the West, of the burqa and niqab as a disguise.

Jewelry theft in Canada – November 21, 2006
Murder suspect flees UK – December 20, 2006
Jewelry theft in India – December 29, 2006
Philadelphia bank robbed – January 6, 2007
Bank robbers in London – February 10, 2007
Another Philadelphia bank – June 5, 2007
Bosnian bank robbed – July 3, 2007
Burqa used to rob North Carolina bank – October 17, 2007
Armed men rob British jewelery store – March 22, 2008

Several more cases can be found here where you will find a running list.

Note: I’ve only listed the civilian cases.

Pipes expounds further here:

[…] In contrast, burqas and niqabs should be banned in all public spaces because they present a security risk. Anyone might lurk under those shrouds – female or male, Muslim or non-Muslim, decent citizen, fugitive, or criminal – with who knows what evil purposes.[…]

[…] Nothing in Islam requires turning females into shapeless, faceless zombies; good sense calls for modesty itself to be modest. The time has come everywhere to ban from public places these hideous, unhealthy, socially divisive, terrorist-enabling, and criminal-friendly garments.

The imminent danger of possible terrorist attacks involving burka clad jihadists is a real threat.

And should not to be taken lightly.


“Veil-wearing Muslim women are part of our fight – al-Qaeda chief,”

The statement – said to have been issued by al-Qaeda’s “media arm” al-Sahab – praised Muslim women who insist on wearing the Islamic veil despite pressures not to in some Western lands. He described anyone doing that as “a soldier in the battle of Islam against the Zionist- Crusader attack

In Western lands mind you.
From which they are FREE TO LEAVE!

Enough to seal the deal. Ban the burka. Now.

All emphasis mine.

  1. thoufik ali permalink
    October 12, 2009 5:34 am


  2. Youwishyouknew permalink
    February 19, 2010 6:30 pm

    If somebody can hide a bomb in their underwear, what is the point of banning this? Why don’t we just go ahead and ban underwear and the whole shabang?

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