WHILE Amna Khan’s letter was informative (Comment News, September 12) it fell far short of a full explanation why the burqa should not be banned in public places.
Female visitors to Islamic countries show respect for local culture by wearing headscarfs and covering their legs.
Western culture is not afraid to allow women to show their faces and security con- cerns mandate that people can be identified. I am not permitted to walk into a bank or public office with my motorcycle crash helmet on, so why should someone with their face covered be exempt?
It would appear that the burqa is not the only option available to women and the hijab offers facial identity while affording the wearer to meet their cultural requirements.
How do Islamic women show their respect for the western culture where they have chosen to live? WILLIE BERESFORD, Thornlie