Budgies vs. burkas

So Tony Abbott finds burkas confronting (The Australian, August 4). He could have added hoodies, baseball caps and fashion headscarves (which can also obscure the face), facial piercings, tattoos, death-metal t-shirts, low-slung pants, and so on; but presumably he doesn’t mention them because they do not provide him with a dog-whistle to religious intolerance.

Personally, I can’t stand Tony in Speedos, but we all have to look at things we don’t like or agree with in a democracy.

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