Monday, 22 March 2010
Bangladesh hospital bans burqa to prevent theft
From SIFY of India
Bangladesh's largest state-run hospital has banned staff from wearing full-face burqas after an increase in thefts of mobile phones and wallets from wards, a hospital chief said Monday.
Female staff have been ordered to wear standard uniforms, which do not cover either the hair or face, while on duty at the Bangabandhu Medical University Hospital in Dhaka, senior administrator Abdul Majid Bhuiyan told AFP.
"We decided to enforce our uniform regulations after discovering instances of stealing by veiled staff," he said, adding some burqa-wearing staff had also been secretly sending unqualified "proxy workers" to cover shifts for them. "Doctors have also said burqa-clad women who travel to work on crowded public buses then do not change into regulation uniform could carry diseases into the hospital,"
Posted on 03/22/2010 5:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
22 Mar 2010
Send an emailHugh Fitzgerald

"Moderate Islam"? Or merely Loss Control and Prevention? 

22 Mar 2010
Send an emaildumbledoresarmy

 What a very, very useful precedent.  I hope that this act, by a Bangladeshi hospital, to ban the wearing of burqa and niqab by the staff members, on the grounds of crime and disease prevention, is seized upon by those who in the West - in France, and elsewhere - are attempting to bring about a burqa ban.  

The hygiene and  crime prevention arguments (and these garments offer an extraordinary advantage to shoplifters, in these days of CCTV) made by the Bangladeshi hospital burqa-banners, when combined - from a Western, non-Muslim POV - with the indisputable fact that such garments can be and have been used by the perpetrators of murder-'martyr' mass killings, and by male jihadis attempting to escape the law, are overwhelmingly convincing. 

No burqa and niqab should be permitted to be worn in any public space or institution, anywhere in the lands of the non-Muslims.  Not in any hospital, school, university campus, playground, park, street, bank, shop, government building, mall/ shopping centre, or on any form of public transport.

Come on, France.  Just do it; establish the ban; and enforce it, by all means necessary.