Sunday, 17 January 2010

A bunch of burqs

I was pretty gobsmacked to hear that UKIP want to ban the burqa. It marks them out as just another unprincipled, jump-on-any-passing bandwagon party. I suppose they are gearing up for the big time, it's time to leave those crazy ideas of having principles behind.

14 comments:

Trixy said...

bandwagon? Because they've said something you disagree with? Odd.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Come on, oh lovely one - this kind of thing is pretty indefensible, isn't it?

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

I'm in agreement with UKIP. The blasted thing should be banned. If you want to wear one, go over to the middle east. Just don't bring it over here.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

I'm sorry, sixty, but that doesn't fly. Once they ban the burqa and get away with it unchallenged, what's next?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a hugely illiberal thing to make a woman wear a burqa, but if she wants to wear it, who am I to stop her. I'd be happy to allow nudism and the burqa and everything in between.

thelunaticarms said...

Should make it compulsory for ALL Muslims to wear. Even those Islamic men should wear the things, those beards carry diseases for Allah's (SBUH) sake!

But aren't balaclavas illegal to wear in Public places? Same thing init?

Mitch said...

Howz about we apply similar standards.....say to motorcyclists, they wear Helmets which obscure your face but are asked to remove them in shops and banks.
I really couldn't give a fuck about their culture and as obo says "nudism and the burqa and everything in between."
Islam only calls for "modesty" in dress and for both sexes.

But just stop making stoopid laws, just step away from the statute book and go have some fun instead of banning ours.

Pogo said...

I'm with Obo.. If they're daft enough to wear the things in public, then live-and-let-live. I'd support them being not allowed in places such as banks, building societies and other similar places where withdrawals are sometimes made by "unconventional means", ditto when driving for basic field-of-view, safety reasons and possibly in schools. Other than that, what harm are they doing?

It's not illegal to wear a mask, balaclava or full-face crash helmet in public, so why single out the burqa (or is it the niqab, I can never remember)?

bayard said...

I've often thought that it would be good to be a Touareg and be able to go out with my face covered without anyone batting an eyelid. Beats sunglasses in preventing recognition.

BTW, Obo, don't you mean the "bannedwagon"?

Ross said...

Well said Obo and Pogo.

Anonymous said...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

'I'm sorry, sixty, but that doesn't fly. Once they ban the burqa and get away with it unchallenged, what's next?'

Hopefully the Glibertarians.

Anonymous said...

The British just don't understand liberty.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right, bring on the honour killings, stonings, and Sharia law. It's just so liberfuckingtarian!

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Whereas telling someone what they're allowed to wear and not allowed to wear is much more libertarian, isn't it?

Cunt.

sound money man said...

I agree with Obo. Using coercion (the law) to police fashion is insane, bizzare, authoritarian and camper than Julian Clary.