19.8.11

"In our tradition and culture, it is impossible to search women."

The intelligence suggested that a suicide bomber and at least two vehicles were attempting to make their way from Kabul's Paghman district to the centre of the city to carry out an attack. Police sources said the intelligence was not very specific and did not provide the location of the intended target.
"They managed to enter in the early hours of morning," intelligence and police sources said. "Most of them were wearing burkas, posing as a family. In our tradition and culture, it is impossible to search women."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14585563


 The solution isn't to ban burkas and culture-specific clothing. It's to get it into people's heads that no-one is above suspicion.


I'm not above suspicion just because I'm White, dress like an ex-pat, have an ID badge around my neck and seem to know important people that security guards report to.


You're not above suspicion because you're a woman.


He's not above suspicion just because he's a tribal elder or part of an important person's entourage.


No Imam or religious person is above suspicion.


No uniformed personnel is above suspicion.

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