THE BURKHA - Good reasons for "banning" it The French can ban it - why can't we ?? (The cynical Turkey, is even banning just the headscarf !). Reason ONE: It would re-assure those concerned about such things, that nothing illegal or improper was actually being concealed underneath. Reason TWO: the prospect of such apparitions as that below, might entice the native inhabitants back into those areas of British towns and cities that have been "colonised". (Mind you, you wouldn't want to see her mother/grandmother similarly attired. Would you ?). (It's her eyes that do it for me. They seem to follow you around when you move in front of the screen).