That’s Racist! West African states with 181 million Muslims support banning the burqa for security reasons

A crowded market in the heart of the capital was the chosen target of the first suicide bombing in Chad’s history. In a split second, 15 people were killed and 80 maimed.

It soon became clear that a man clad in a burqa had carried out the attack, passing through the checkpoint outside the market by concealing his explosives beneath the all-enveloping canopy.

The government of the West African country responded last July with a measure that elsewhere might have been seen as draconian: it simply banned the burqa.