Monday, September 26, 2011

Islamic Society
26 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
Terror, Tradition and Good Taste

By Irfan Husain

THE suicide bomber who murdered Burhanuddin Rabbani, head of the Afghan High Peace Council, concealed an explosive in his turban. This is not the first time the traditional head gear has been used to hide a bomb. These attitudes and traditions present formidable security challenges. We all remember how Maulana Abdul Aziz tried to escape arrest during the Lal Masjid episode by donning a burka. In India, robbers wore this all-concealing garb to hide their guns in a daring hold-up in a jewellery shop. “If the Jewish women could have torn off their yellow stars and slipped into the masses to survive, they would have done it in a flash. Most Jews have integrated into the societies they have come to live in….” I think the old adage `When in Rome, do as the Romans do` pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject. -- Irfan Husain

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