Opinion: Burqa only half the story

In Arab countries, an adult male is supposed to chaperone women
In Arab countries, an adult male is supposed to chaperone women

REGARDING the letters about the burqa (Comment News, September 26).

I believe in freedom of religion.

However, the matter of the burqa is only half there.

I understand that in Arab countries where the burqa is worn, an adult male is supposed to chaperone the woman and is responsible for her behaviour.

I seldom see that practised over here. So if a woman in a burqa, or somebody dressed up like that, does something illegal or dangerous, it is hard to link it to anybody.