Suicide bombers dressed in burqa clad killed in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
Posted by Mc Parry on March 17th, 2010
Niqabs and Burqas as Security Threats
by Daniel Pipes
November 4, 2006
updated Sep 5, 2010
2 US troops, 11 civilians killed in Afghanistan's volatile south
The Associated Press
By AMIR SHAH and ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writers
KABUL, Afghanistan June 11, 2010 (AP)
Three international service members and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar.
Niqabs and Burqas as Security Threats (part: 5) The most interesting.....
"In the past two years, police have dealt with 170 crimes committed by 50 people who wore concealing Islamic clothing to hide their identities, according to police officials.
Police are still looking for two men who were wearing the niqab when they opened fire on policemen in a western Amman neighbourhood in July and escaped. It was not clear if they were militants or robbers. Last year, two niqab-wearing men were arrested after robbing Société Générale Bank in Amman at gunpoint and taking US$37,000 (Dh1360,000).
" … it is evident that the number of criminal cases where the niqab is used has increased," Jamal Bdour, the director of the Criminal Investigations Department at the Public Security Department, told a press conference in July. Public cautions by the police regarding the niqaband khimar have triggered a debate in the country over how to tackle the use of the garments in crimes, with some calling for them to be restricted or even banned."
""Arab envoy finds wife-to-be bearded behind veil": For a humorous touch comes this testimony (from Dubai's Gulf News) to the niqab as disguise for physical unattractiveness. It concerns an unnamed Arab ambassador who called off his wedding after discovering his wife-to-be, who had worn a face-covering veil whenever they met, was bearded and cross-eyed. … The envoy had only met the woman a few times, during which she had hidden her face behind a niqab, or face-covering veil, the paper said. After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be, upon which he discovered she had facial hair and was cross-eyed, it said. The ambassador told an Islamic Sharia court in the United Arab Emirates that he was tricked into the marriage as the woman's mother had shown his own mother pictures of her sister instead of her, the report said. He sued for the contract to be annulled and also demanded the woman pay him 500,000 dirhams (136,000 dollars) for clothes, jewelry and other gifts he had bought for her. The court annulled the contract but rejected the ambassador's demand for compensation.
(February 10, 2010)"