Saturday, August 31, 2013

Aussie Politician Finds Burqa as "Confronting;" "Not the Sort of Attire I'd Like on Our Streets"

The Australian leader of the Opposition Liberal Party, Tony Abbott, has confessed that he finds the burqa "confronting," the Big News Network website reports today (August 31, 2013).

The burqa -- the enveloping outer garment worn by some Muslim women -- came under fire earlier this week by another Liberal candidate for the forthccoming election, Ray King.

While drawing a link between the burqa and criminality, King described the Islamic attire as a "sign of oppression."

Speaking to reporters while campaigning in Queensland, Tony Abbott defended King, saying: "Frankly, it's not the sort of attire that I would like to see widespread in our streets."

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