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Old 16.08.2016, 11:59
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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You are right in as far as banning burkas, or banning minarets, does nothing to directly force Muslims to integrate or learn the language or lower the risk of them beiung radicalized.

As such it is window dressing.

In troubled times those in power are required to be seen to be doing something, as the alternative often appears to be to keep on doing as we have until now, and obviously that didn't work.

But sometimes when you have an angry lynch mob outside, giving them a token apeasement such as this may calm them down and make them go home as they feel that for once they are being listened to. It's ultra short termist thinking on the part of those in power, but so is basically everything they do.
Why should banning burkas force Muslims to integrate? Banning burkas is also about our own ethics and principles with regards to oppression subjugation of women, and more importantly you cannot easily build rapport or trust with a person whose face you cannot see.
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