LETTER: Waiting for disaster
THE country is on high alert, particularly after the recent Brussels and Istanbul airport terrorist attacks.
Yet it is all right to search a nun but not a burka or hijab-clad Muslim woman at the airport.
It is all right for a burka-clad woman to enter a bank but not for an Aussie to wear a motorbike helmet.
It would not be the first time the burka has been used to conceal weapons.
Nothing to stop a burka-clad terrorist walking into the Houses of Parliament or a major shopping centre and exploding a suicide vest with terrible results.
But suggest banning the burka and all the do-gooders throw their hands up in shock horror and scream "racists".
Does this country wait for a disaster before it acts to prevent a future tragedy?
KEITH WHITESIDE, Sippy Downs