THE EDITOR: There are 14 countries that have banned the burqa for fear of terrorism. The recent police raid of homes of prominent businessmen in Gulf View is therefore cause for concern as the police were in fact using the burqa to hide their faces.
My initial thoughts were that this was an ISIS raid as every aspect of the operation bears resemblance to an ISIS attack. Boko Haram uses the same camouflage and there have been reports of women being raped. Such raids with police concealing their faces would certainly traumatise any woman with fear of being raped.
I am surprised that none of our women’s organisations have taken up this issue.
IMAAM IQUBAL HYDAL, Felicity