That's good i guess. I'm all for dithering.lol.......I want us to pull out of there and let them fend for themselves. I want my brothers and sisters to come home.
As long as wearing the burka is spoken (supposedly by Allah) as a command, in the Koran, it will remain "dictated by Islam" until such time that this sura is removed by Islamic reformists.
"Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all ovfer their bodies, (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better". Koran 33:59
Note that some translations of the Koran present a softer version which says "O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they shall lengthen their garments. Thus, they will be recognized (as righteous women) and thus they will not be given trouble;" Other translations have still more different wording.
Bottom line is "proof is in the pudding" (in this case the burka). They are worn by millions of Muslim women all over the world, including here in the United States (although less common than in the Middle East). I hesitate to think that millions of women would wear a black covering all over themselves (especially in Middle Eastern desert countries where temperatures hit 130 degrees in mid-summer) if it wasn't being mandated. So which translation is correct ? Look at the women to find the answer ?