How, as it will violate personal rights for some and strain relation among concerned parties. BTW, I’m more concerned with veiled individuals, which is not even a requirement in Islam otherwise Muslim women had to cover their faces while performing Hajj.
What I am trying to say that being extra careful with burkha clad customers is better than a total ban on such shoppers.
Being extra careful is very similar to racial profiling but I guess one can get away with it rather than just banning.
The jewllery shop owner is entitled not to engage in a commercial transaction in which he can not the see the other person. It is impaired communication and refusing to transact is a reasonable restriction. It is not for religious reasons but due to defective circumstances of the transaction and as a security precaution. Somali muslim taxi drivers are refusing passengers in Minnesotta, who ostensibly carry alchohol because their religion prohibits. Airport authorities have threatened to cancel the license. This refusal is illegal; they are licensed to ply passengers; carrying of alchohol is legal in USA and there is no perception of any security threat.
It might be a reasonable restriction but I think the reason they tried to ban the burkha clad customers was because of security reasons. What I think that banning may not be the solution to the problem of theft per se.
I agree though that refusing to carry passengers carrying alcohol, or refusing to ring a pork item at the cash register, or asking the managers to remove pig figurines from work places are all ridiculous requests. To me at least, all religious requests sound ridiculous and these are no exceptions. My personal view is that religious sensitivities all over the world are highly over rated.
It is a reasonable (not an evasive “might be”) restriiction and the jewellery owners were forced to retract by protesting mullas and their brainwashed followers. Thefts and losses for the trade is permissible. I note that, while you consider banning burkaa is not the solution, you do not suggest an viable alternative
All religious requests are not ridiculous and all religious sensibilities are not overrated. Islam alone is guilty because the result of an intense scrutiny of Islam, Mohammed etc will reveal that it is ugly – honour killings, pedophile, temporary marriages, forced marriages, triple talaaq, female genital mutilation, women considered as baby making machines, wife beating etc.