I notice more and more muslim women are wearing the full burqa in Canberra.
And those wearing the full burqa won't even speak to me in public, not even in the grounds of the University, where open discussion is part of University life. However I have spoken to their husbands.
And it is becoming plain, at least to me, that the burqa is not just an item of religious clothing, but is the flag of Islam.
The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, wants to ban the burqa in public places.
So do you think we should ban the burqa as well?