Call to ban burqa is hypocritical
Published 04/02/2010 | 05:00
LET us not, now or ever, ban something as innocuous as an article of clothing outright because we ignorantly hold such an artefact to be in grotesque violation of freedom and equality.
Martina Devlin (Irish Independent, January 28) asserts so assuredly that a woman in a burqa is not "free", and that headscarves are an authoritarian representation of male dominance that subjugates women.
Her view is simply ignorant, ethnocentric and dangerous.