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In the last few years, we have witnessed a public backlash against the growing influence of Islam in Europe. Most recently was the Swiss ban on Muslim minarets. Another often talked about symbol of Islam, the burqa, is also coming under fire. Often, the sight of a woman in these long robes, which cover her […] Read More

The burqa should be as accepted in American life for Muslims as the bolo tie is for Texas Baptists, the yarmulke is for Jews, the ornate cross-necklace is for Catholics and plain clothing is for the Amish.   The battle over the burqa, an outer garment worn by some Islamic women, has broken out between […] Read More