The burkha is the ultimate visual symbol of female oppression.
The veil is simply a tool of oppression which is being used to alienate and control women under the guise of religious freedom. They brought with them their faith and their traditions - but they also understood that they were starting a new life in a country where Islam was not the main religion.
But it is particularly wrong in Britain, where it is alien to the mainstream culture for someone to walk around wearing a mask. It stops them achieving their full potential in all areas of their life, and it stops them communicating.
It sends out a clear message: 'I do not want to be part of your society.' Every time the burkha is debated, Muslim fundamentalists bring out all these women who say: 'It's my choice to wear this.' Perhaps so - but what pressures have been brought to bear on them?
She is still very much a traditional Muslim woman, but she swims in a normal swimming costume and jogs in a tracksuit.
I was born in this country, and my parents' greatest desire for me was that I would integrate and take advantage of the British education system.