Burqas and Driving a Car

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    So, I'm driving through Arlington yesterday and some driver tries to pull into my lane. I give the driver a toot on the horn to let them know someone is already in the space they want in my lane.

    A few seconds later, the driver tries again. This time I give a blast on my horn and they once again, swerve back. They have a beat up Honda and I can understand why at this point.

    Figuring the driver is drunk or otherwise seriously deficient and in the interest of not getting a dent in my car, I let the driver in (while holding up the poor schmucks behind me, but I'm liking self-preservation).

    Then I change lanes and pass the hazardous driver. Out of curiosity, I look at the driver as I pass them, and this is what I see behind the wheel:

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    So, if someone has to wear glasses to pass the visual examination (including peripheral vision tests) and they can get a traffic ticket if found driving without those glasses, how the hell is THAT allowed on the roads?
     
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    That would appear to be quite dangerous apparel for driving.
     
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    i was on i 40 from greensboro to winston when i saw a woman ....not in a burka but a veil and long gown....she had been sideswapped...no other car was stopped...the cops were there...i wondered if the veil did it...or some just pissed off driver on his own personal jihad
     
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    Assuming the driver is a her and assuming the driver has a license to drive, I wonder what her picture on her license is? She did not have diplomatic plates, either.

    And, if a cop DOES pull her over, does he get to ask her to remove her headgear to properly identify her?

    :wtf:
     
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    As long as she's not texting or talking on her cell phone, it's okay. We wouldn't want to upset the Muslims. They might cut our heads off.
     
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    WTF indeed!

    Our society is not designed to deal with these traditionalist muslims.
     
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    Holy crap she was driving!?! Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz(whoever the hell he is) is rolling in his grave!

    http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/45880

    If interested, you should read what the rest of that site says about women and how they are to act in and out of public... Crazy!
     
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    Or any society for that matter;

    Furor over French Muslim woman fined for driving veiled - Yahoo! News
     
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    There's DWI, driving while intoxicated and usually requires time in jail.

    Around here, there are some colloquial terms, too: There is DWD, driving while a diplomat (we all know to give them a wide berth, but it's not illegal). And, DWO, driving while Oriental - usually too short to see above the dashboard - no offense to short persons (well, just a bit).

    Do we need to start saying DWMW, driving while being a Muslim Woman?

    Amazing. I now have a lot of questions that never, ever entered my mind about simple, everyday living here. Ever.
     

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