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  Burka, Petra
Burka, Petra, figure skater (b at Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 Nov 1946).
While competing in the 1962 Canadian figure-skating championships at age 15, Burka became the first woman skater to complete the triple salchow jump in competition.
Burka won the 1965 Canadian, North American and world championships.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001111   (112 words)

 Article: The Burka Band
One day she wondered why all the burkas in Kabul were blue, and together with two friends she wrote the song "Burka Blue" which is about burkas and the way you feel when you wear them.
If people in Afghanistan knew who the members of the Burka Band were, we could be attacked or killed because there are still a lot of religious fanatics here, says Nargiz, who hasn't told any of her friends that she has played in the Burka Band.
The Burka Band has never performed in Afghanistan and at the moment the band is not active.
www.lnd.dk /burkaband_eng.htm   (818 words)

 Verdonk backs burka ban to help Muslim integration , Dutch News, The Netherlands, Holland, Expatica
AMSTERDAM — Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk is in favour of imposing a ban on the wearing of a burka in public spaces.
The Liberal VVD told MPs on Thursday night the face-covering clothing is a symbol of division (between the West and Islam) and was not in harmony with the integration of Muslims and the emancipation of women.
One of the options being studied is whether a general ban on the burka is possible under current regulations.
www.expatica.com /actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=1&story_id=33846   (336 words)

 Burka: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Burka Burka A burka, burqa or burqua, also called chador, is women clothing...
A burka, burqa or burqua, also called chador, is women clothing covering the whole body, including the whole face.
The eyes are covered with a 'net curtain' allowing the woman to see while other people can not see the eyes.
www.encyclopedian.com /bu/Burka.html   (215 words)

 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF.org - News
Burka's decision to focus on the 1500m during the outdoor track season was somehow vindicated when she successfully qualified for the World Championships, but her lack of tactical knowledge cost her dearly as she finished a distant eighth in the final.
Burka was thirteen when she took part in her first running event, winning a 100m race in an inter-school competition.
Burka says her mistake in that race was not adapting perfectly to race conditions.
www.iaaf.org /news/Kind=2/newsId=34309.html   (1190 words)

 DC67: Robert A. Burka
Burka graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., summa cum laude,1966), was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was both a Reynolds Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar.
Burka continues to be an active alumnus and fundraiser for Dartmouth.
Burka is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York, and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth and Fifth Circuits, the District of Columbia and Federal Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.
users.idworld.net /dmangels/burka.htm   (531 words)

 The Beaumont Enterprise - Texas Monthly's Paul Burka says GOP seat losses, leadership differences could be trouble for ...
Paul Burka, senior executive editor of Texas Monthly, left, and Texas State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-Woodlands, right, laugh together after a panel discussion at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont on Tuesday.
Burka, senior executive editor for Texas Monthly magazine, gave his forecast of the 80th Legislature at a membership luncheon sponsored by organizations including area chambers of commerce and the Southeast Texas chapter of the Texas Association of Business.
Burka, who covered Hurricane Rita's aftermath for Texas Monthly, also praised the region's determined comeback, despite a lack of national attention.
www.zwire.com /site/index.cfm?newsid=17524161&BRD=2287&PAG=461&dept_id=512588&rfi=8   (762 words)

 Burka Vs Bikini - The Debauchery Of American Womanhood
Apart from stealing Arab oil, the impending war in the Middle East is about stripping Arabs of their religion and culture, exchanging the burka for a bikini.
For me, the burka represents a woman's consecration to her husband and family.
I am not advocating the burka but rather some of the values that it represents, specifically a woman's consecration to her future husband and family, and the modesty and dignity this entails.
www.rense.com /general29/deb.htm   (1077 words)

 Western Resistance: Netherlands: First EU Country To Ban Muslim Burka
On October 13 2005, the Times reported that the immigration minister, Rita Verdonk, had told parliament that she was investigating the circumstances in which the wearing of this garment could be prohibited.
Despite ordering an investigation into the legal and social ramifications of a ban of the burka, by March the results were still being awaited.
She was told by the court that the town was legally within its rights to prevent the wearing of burkas.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/003374.html   (1032 words)

 The Austin Chronicle: News: Burka on Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Having said all that, Burka is well aware that the only president we've got has lost almost all the glow and sheen he had during his full term as governor.
Burka says, though, that he had an inkling during the campaign that the Bush Express wasn't going to have the smooth ride envisioned by the governor's Texas acolytes.
Burka only made three trips with the Bush campaign before the New Hampshire primary -- the straw poll, a foreign-policy address at the Reagan Library in California "which was also weird," and a New Hampshire appearance "after which I thought: He's in big trouble.
www.austinchronicle.com /gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:82426   (928 words)

 Kuff's World: Kuff v. Burka
Paul Burka of Texas Monthly and I are engaging in a little debate over the status of the State Senate campaign in El Paso between Democratic incumbent Eliot Shapleigh and his opponent, Dee Margo.
I disagreed with Burka's contention that this was a race to watch in the comments, which generated this followup from Burka and another comment from me.
Burka is quite right about the Senate math - the Dems literally cannot lose any more seats and still affect legislation in any meaningful sense - but it's hard to see how this is the seat.
blogs.chron.com /kuffsworld/2006/09/kuff_v_burka.html   (479 words)

 The Seattle Times. Understanding the conflict. The region.
The burka comes in many variations, but in its most conservative form, it thoroughly covers the face of the person wearing it, leaving only a mesh-like screen to see through.
This refugee is wearing the conservative burka that the Taliban regime requires women in Afghanistan to don outdoors.
The burka is thought to have originated in the Arabian peninsula and can still be found there today.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /news/nation-world/crisis/theregion/veils.html   (477 words)

 Burka-Band "Burka Blue" (7")
The vocals are written to the track’s rhythm and are recorded on a cassette recorder in what usually serves as a kitchen in the Institute.
Burka Blue appears on Gudrun Guts Monika Enterprises Label in Berlin on vinyl as a single together with the expressive remix by Barbara Morgenstern.
The Burka Band eclipses the summer media in 2003, appearing in the online edition of the German magazine Spiegel, Charlotte Roche’s ‘Fast Forward’ on viva TV and Yahoo’s opening page which leads to diplomatic irritations.
www.atatak.com /e/music/eburkaband/emonika34.html   (320 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Burka
Interview: Paul Burka talks about people from President-elect George W. Bush's inner circle in Texas who might be joining him in Washington
Texas Monthly's Paul Burka says GOP seat losses, leadership differences could be trouble for legislature.
Burka bandits caught?: Penn police raid house, question 4 in 11 area robberies
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Burka&StartAt=21   (911 words)

 Bloglines | Search: Daniel Burka
Daniel Burka on Apple Universe Posted October 14th, 2007 by Daniel Brusilovsky Categories: Apple Universe, Podcast Tags: Apple Universe,...
Digg's Daniel Burka discussed the new page at Digg the Blog: We’ve created this page so you can track what the candidates are up to as the...
Daniel Burka the creative director at Digg talks about his role and how he approaches the design of Digg.
www.bloglines.com /search?t=1&r=0&q=Daniel+Burka   (297 words)

 Western Resistance: Netherlands: Decision Needed On Muslim Burka Ban
Last year, the Dutch MP Geert Wilders introduced questions to the Dutch parliament concerning the prospect of banning the burka, the all-enveloping worn by a minority of Muslim women in the West.
Yesterday, Expatica reported that on Thursday the issue of the ban on burkas was again raised in parliament.
One of the options being studied is whether a general ban on the burka is possible under current regulations.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/003242.html   (988 words)

 Freemuse: Afghanistan: Bittersweet success of secret girl band
The lyrics of the song "Burka Blue" are about burkas and the way you feel when you wear them.
The Burka Band experienced their height of media attention in the summer of 2003 where they appeared in the online edition of Spiegel, Charlotte Roche’s ‘Fast Forward’ (on Viva TV) and Yahoo’s opening page.
The lead singer of the Burka Band has moved to Pakistan because she can't live as a singer in Afghanistan, and the guitarist has a regular job.
www.freemuse.org /sw10902.asp   (1158 words)

 Man dons burka to flee anti-terror police | the Daily Mail
A man at the centre of an anti-terrorist hunt in Britain is alleged to have escaped capture by evading surveillance officers after disguising himself as a Muslim woman dressed in a burka.
The burka is a head-to-toe garment, which often conceals the entire face, with the wearer seeing through a fabric grille or eye slit, and is suspected by some immigration officers to have been used previously in cases of benefit or identity fraud.
On Friday, a Muslim woman had her head veil snatched by a man as she waited at a bus stop in Liverpool, in what Merseyside police are treating as a 'hate crime'.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=409376&in_page_id=1770   (926 words)

 Foley & Lardner LLP - Our People - Robert A. (Bob) Burka
He was lead complaint counsel at trial and on administrative appeal in Ethyl Corp., one of the few litigated price signaling and facilitating practices cases.
Burka served as judicial law clerk to the Hon.
Burka was a visiting lecturer in economics at The American University.
www.foley.com /people/bio.aspx?employeeid=16334&   (316 words)

 IslamiCity Forum: dutch bans burka
THE Netherlands is likely to become the first country in Europe to ban the burka, under government proposals that would bring in some of the toughest curbs on Muslim clothing in the world.
I always hear people trying to preach to hijab, niqab, burka wearing sisters that a choice should be given to sisters if they want to wear hijab, niqab or burka or not.
Burka is not a religous requirement, neither is Niqab so I don't think the government has to protect it.
www.islamicity.com /forum/get_topic.asp?FID=47&TID=2628&DIR=P   (1929 words)

 Will the Netherlands ban the Burka?
The minister calls the burka a symbol of the repression of women: “Women do not need to be ashamed of their appearance.” MP Geert Wilders agrees and thinks that, in these “uncertain times”, it is important that people can be identified in public places.
In the Netherlands, few women wear the burka and opponents of the ban ask why the Dutch parliament is making so much fuss over the issue.
According to the commission, the veil hindered communication between teacher and pupil and in addition argued that the authorities should be able to identify who is present in school buildings.
www.religionnewsblog.com /13093/will-the-netherlands-ban-the-burka   (895 words)

 Italy's justice minister embroiled in burka row - World - theage.com.au
Italy's justice minister, a member of the right-wing Northern League party, was today accused of fuelling anti-Islamic sentiment in Italy after saying he would fine women wearing the all-covering burka.
Roberto Castelli said an Italian law banning the covering of a person's face in public would be applied to women wearing the full-length religious robe that hides the head and face.
They said the comments were irrelevant because it was rare to see a woman dressed in a burka on Italian streets and that Castelli was fanning hysteria.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/Italys-justice-minister-embroiled-in-burka-row/2005/06/06/1117910215579.html   (392 words)

 JournalStar.com - Afganistan: Beyond bin Landen
The burka is a topic that has been well-covered in the US and as a woman myself it seemed like a personal jail woven out of fabric.
I in no way have any desire to wear a burka or to even consider for a moment that women should walk the streets completely covered in stiffling material.
So although I am saying that I don't view the burka as negatively as I did before, I have realized that the culture here does not make it easy for women to feel comfortable without the burka.
journalstar.com /blog/afghan.php?title=beyond_the_burka&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1   (816 words)

 Burka - Wikipedia w kroliki.com 07   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Zobacz też: burka - męski płaszcz z Kaukazu.
Burka - to rodzaj nieprzeźroczystego przykrycia głowy, noszona dodatkowo oprócz chusty przez muzułmanki przestrzegające purdah.
Podobne do nikabu, burka zasłania całą głowę oprócz małego obszaru wokół oczu.
www.kroliki.com /wiki/link-Burka   (217 words)

 Burka and Engle: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burka and Engle was formed in 1991 by Sharon Burka and Tom Engle.
From the outset, we decided to specialize and accept only cases pending in the Criminal Division of D.C. Superior Court.
We also have a strong appellate practice and have argued dozens of cases in the D.C. Court of Appeals.
www.burkaengle.com /index.html   (72 words)

 What Are They Hiding? The Women Behind the Veil
But for all the attention the burka and its impact on Afghan society are often misinterpreted, says Farzaneh Milani, PhD, associate professor of Persian and women's studies at the University of Virginia.
For most Westerners and for many Afghan women, the burka is seen as being part of a more general oppression of women because it was enforced.
But it also may be seen as something a woman should wear to appear modest and respectful." And in fact, the burka, when worn as such - and not as enforced by regime of religious fanaticism - is simply the manifestation of a basic Islamic tenet of religious purity.
www.fashionwindows.com /room_service/2001/veil.asp   (1085 words)

 Sky News: Terror Suspect In Burka
A jury has been shown CCTV footage of 21/7 suspect Yassin Omar dressed in a burka after the alleged attempted attacks in London.
The footage shows the terror suspect in a coach station in Birmingham mingling with commuters.
The court has already heard how Omar was captured on CCTV wearing the burka at Golders Green coach station in north London earlier in the day.
news.sky.com /skynews/article/0,,30100-1252454,00.html   (340 words)

 Debbie Schlussel
There's the niqab cop-killer, the burka Hezbollah terrorist, and burka burka jewel thieves.
Yassin Omar was captured on CCTV at Golders Green coach station in north London and at Birmingham coach station disguised in the traditional Muslim women's dress.
And Muslims wonder why we object to the wearing of burkas and niqabs (full face veils) by witnesses in court, those wishing to cross our borders, and those taking driver's license pictures.
www.debbieschlussel.com /archives/2007/01/more_burka-clad.html   (557 words)

 » Blog Archive » Forget The Bra, Ban The Burka!
The muslims are tweaked over this, of course, even though they claim only 100 women (or only 30 depending on the muslim yelling at the moment) wear the burka in all Holland.
A recording of the sermon exists and in it the imam is heard uttering a curse against the Dutch director for his film SUBMISSION, which is critical of Islam.
Now France and England are watching the Dutch Burka Law with an eye to something similar.
islamanazi.com /2006/11/18/forget-the-bra-ban-the-burka   (841 words)

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