I want to revisit the issue of Burkas and Citizenship.
The issue here is personal liberty vs failure to integrate.
The type of clothing we wear is a matter of personal choice. Are the rest of you out there ready to deny citizenship to Chasidic Jews, Rastafarians, Amish and people who wear African costume as well. I do understand that in some instances the Burka may be
imposed by intimidation but there is no evidence it was in this case.
The notion of intergration is a lousy concept legally. The concept should be changed to respect for others and private property. If a person can respect that other people have the right to dress and live differently this is sufficient. Any desire to kill Jews, Gays or whomever based upon them being themselves would be grounds for denial of citizenship as this person would clearly not respect the existing laws.
Commies do not respect the concept of private property and advocate the violent over throw of governments. Their values conflict with those of the United States and should be a bar to citizenship.
I am curious as to how Stephen Schwartz would view this matter. The Burka is not and has not been tied to Islamic practice. It is a recent trend that is akin to wearing a Che beret. However, does one have the right to personal autonomy and liberty within reasonable lengths?