INDONESIA--An Indonesian man convicted of terror offences has escaped from a high-security jail by wearing a burqa.
Roki Aprisdianto, who was serving a six-year sentence for involvement with an Islamic militant group, put on the full-length Muslim garment and walked out of the prison with a group of burqa-clad female visitors, police said.
The 29-year-old prisoner is believed to have made his escape after a visiting woman wearing two burqas passed him one, police spokesman Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.
At the time of the escape on Wednesday, the prison, which holds about 70 terror convicts, was being guarded by four members of the elite anti-terror squad and seven other police officers. "In the future, besides deploying more police personnel, we will also ask visitors to lift up the veil covering their face as they leave the facility," Rikwanto said. (Continue Reading.)
What? Women visiting their terrorist relatives will have to show their faces? Isn't this clear proof of rampant Islamophobia?