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In 2001, Carolyn Maloney, then Congresswoman from New York, made a show of putting on a burka on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The point of her pantomime seemed to be that even getting bombed was better than being hidden under a burka.
The Afghan man with the long beard, white turban, and worn farmer’s hands led his wife, draped all in a flowing dark blue burka, into a small office booth in Kabul.
But, there was also enough bad news: Austria has started enforcing its ban on burka's and niqab's.
The niqab and burka are not mentioned in the legislation, according to CBC.
It's been reported that a Muslim woman entered the pool in a burka later on July 21.
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Definition of burka for English Language Learners
: a long piece of clothing that covers the face and body and that is worn by some Muslim women in public places
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