burka


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a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan

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In a statement read by assistant coroner John Broadbridge, Zachary's mother, Linda Burka, from Liversedge, said of her eldest child: "He was a very outgoing child and also very polite.
Kenyan women were locked out of the podium finish when Burka, who last year ran a personal best of 2:20:45 in Dubai before winning Ottawa Marathon in 2:22:17 the same year, clocked 2:22:14 to win.Burka's compatriots Azmera Gebru and newcomer Azmera Abreha finished second and third in 2:22:52 and 2:23:36 to locked out Kenyans from the podium finish.
Consequently I would imagine that our ex Foreign Secretary, who was not suggesting that we ban the burka, would have a high level of support throughout the country for raising the issue.
I visited a local supermarket recently and at the checkout opposite me was, I assumed, a woman wearing a burka. I pointed out to the lady serving me that if I walked around the store wearing a balaclava somebody would call an armed response unit and she agreed with me.
Female burka wearing drivers, for instance, should never have been allowed to take the driving test and been granted a licence.
Where was Councillor Rob Higgins when Emily Thornberry, then Labour Party shadow to Boris, said on BBC Question Time that she would not like her daughter or elderly mother being looked after by someone wearing a burka? Where was the BBC News at Ten when Stephen Fry said on Have I Got News For You, as a burka-clad figure was shown on screen, that he had just posted a letter in the slit?
Where was Councillor Higgins when Emily Thornberry, the then Labour Party shadow to Boris, said on BBC Question Time, that she would not like her four-year-old daughter or her elderly mother being looked after by someone wearing a burka? Where was the BBC News at Ten when Stephen Fry said on the BBC programme Have I Got News For You, as a burka-clad figure was shown on screen, that he had just posted a letter in the slit?
For instance, I can just imagine a westerner like myself walking into a bank here in England wearing a veil similar to a burka. I think I'd soon be approached by suspicious security staff.
% of % The ComRes poll found 77% them were against action; 55% ROW Woman wearing burka of 25 to 34-year-olds felt the same.
"I'm so sorry if I've ever offended you with what I've said about the burka," I told them.
But it seems Mr Johnson, who described it as being like a letterbox, may have confused the burka with another type of clothing - a niqab.
The incident comes after Tory MP Boris Johnson's comment that Muslim women in burkas look like "letter boxes".
There are a number of veils Muslim women wear, as per their cultural norm, three of them being most in vogue 6 the hijab, a headscarf which covers the hair; the burka, which covers the entire face, with a mesh over the eyes to see out of; and the niqab, which covers the face with just the eyes visible through a slit.
Of all the topics you could have written about as MP for Uxbridge, you settled on the burka -- an item of clothing worn by around 0.01 per cent of UK Muslims and 0.001 per cent of the public.
I am no fan of the burka but Muslim women should be free to wear what they like.