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Burka is a step too far for modern Britain; LETTERS&NOSTALGIA.

NOT a week goes by when we do not get a crisis in Britain involving race and religion.

This time Boris Johnson has put his foot in it, so some say.

Of course we have had the usual accusations of bigotry, the standard charges of racism, and Mr Johnson was also accused of "fanning the flames of islamophobia".

Many feel that the burka or niqab creates a barrier to communication, security concerns and identification, and should not be forced on us.

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.

Over many years we have bent over backwards, changed rules and laws to help people who want to make their home here.

But for myself and some others the burka is just a step too far and does not appear to have anything to do with modern Britain.

A P Cuff, Stourbridge

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
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Date:Sep 2, 2018
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