Argument: Allowing burqa crime creates suspicion and fear of Muslims

Issue Report: Ban on Muslim burqa and niqab


“Would the burqa ban stop burqa crime.” Ozoapbox Blog. April 6th, 2010: “Criminal activity, such as the Miranda burqa robbery, only strengthen people’s fears of the unknown under the burqa. If crime featuring the burqa rises it won’t take long for a widespread paranoid culture against burqa wearers to develop. This then leads to a massive public push to ban the burqa but for the totally wrong reasons.” In the meantime, it could create alot of fears of Muslims and those that wear that burqa, niqab, and even the hijab. This would undermine relations with Muslim communities. (See also The Economist, “Running for cover”, May 2010.)