A rational reason for the burqa? I would believe it was more of a spiritual reason which often does not take well with those who wish to rationalise about it. It wouldn't be a surprise for atheists not to understand why people who believe in God do some of the things they do. And now let those who don't believe in their same faith go nuts about a piece of cloth covering a woman. Why do you say it's harmful?I use the term "brainwash" because there is no rational argument which can defend the necessity of the burqa. Please, feel free to make one if you can.
If it were simply irrational, there wouldn't be a problem. But it is also harmful*. And yes, I think it is the State's responsibility to regulate against harmful practices, whether or not it offends religious sensibilities.
False. I'm surprised by the assumption. They themselves are free not to wear the burqa if they wished not to. Yet they still wear it for the feeling of closeness to their religion or culture. Why do you think their religion tells women to wear the burqa or hijab? To prevent men from feelings of sexual attraction towards them. Why? Because it can lead to fornication or adultery.So you believe women's freedom should be restricted rather than the appetites of men? Thanks for clarifying your position.
But then you have a vast amount of muslim women not wearing the burqa and even hijab. They chose it. It was their choice was it not? They would perhaps be considered less religious within their religion for it. Simply because it would be seen by more religious muslims as something that attracts sin.