Monday, June 29, 2009

The Burqa: The Chains of Modern Slavery

The Burqa is a portable concentration camp for women. It is the chains of modern slavery.

Whenever I see a woman in a burqa, I know that I am in the presence of a Nazi ideology. If the woman herself is not a Nazi, then her husband, or father - or whatever man it is who is forcing her to wear these chains on her very being - is surely a Nazi.

The burqa should not only be banned, but anyone who makes a woman wear a burqa ought to be tried, and sentenced to prison for human trafficking.

As Pat Condell says: "Modest people don't draw attention to themselves just to rub their hate into the face of a culture they despise. "


Anonymous said...

Ha. I luv Pat Condells ability to precisely contextualise the conversation we must demand to be taken with Islam.

This weekend I felt accosted by a freak wearing the full black tent and face guard at a local oriental buffet. The presense of this sinister garment is insulting. Modesty? HA! As Condell states: "Modest people don't draw attention to themselves just to rub their hate into the face of a culture they despise. "

Bravo. I wish I would have thought of it. But then again, I was distracted and further amused by the companion of this tented insult to humanity. The companion appeared to be a dyke with short cropped hair, combat boots, mens work shirt tucked in over her expanding gurth flopped over jeans held tight with fairly large silver buckle poking painfully below the fold of flab. What a curiously odd site. Great for dieters, as I completely lost my appetite. My spouse thought these two were in costume and trying to get a rise from the patrons of the restaurant.

I wish I could have mustered the words of Condell to properly address my ten year old's questions at the time.

Confront these FREAKS.

Pastorius said...

Yep. That's right. They need to be confronted.

Anonymous said...

I saw a woman (I assume it was a woman - when a person is wearing a body bag it is hard to tell) wearing the black bag and a face mask.

This person paid with a check - no ID needed, apparently. I cannot pay with a check without ID. How come this person could??

I can see all manner of mischief arising if people are allowed to continue to conceal their identities like this.

It is insane.


Anonymous said...

No Sane, Free Person Would Choose to Wear a Burka
By Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald
A while back I was asked to give a talk at my kids’ school about my December 2003 trip to Afghanistan.

As I waited to be introduced, I hid in an auditorium storage room wearing a burka I bought in that war-ravaged country, thinking I’d be out in a minute, maybe two. But the introduction took a lot longer than I had anticipated and by the time I came out to greet all those shining faces, I was very nearly hyperventilating from the oppression of it. I didn’t time my self-imposed confinement to the burka, but I probably wore the suffocating tent-like garment with mesh over my eyes for no more than 10 minutes. I told the kids I felt like I was buried alive.

I also told them that while in Afghanistan, I asked all of the many women I met there whether they liked wearing a burka. Not one said yes. In fact, they all said they hated it almost as much as they hated the Taliban.

It’s no wonder. The burka’s toll on these women was harsh. Many had lost most of their teeth and hair as a result of not having enough vitamin D, which comes from the sun. During the time of Taliban rule—from September 1996 to November 2001 —no portion of their skin, save their hands, was ever allowed to be exposed to sunlight. Think about the horror of that. The Taliban insisted that homes with women in them had to blacken their windows, lest a man pollute his delicate sensibilities by gazing upon the uncovered face of a woman behind the glass.
On Monday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy stated during the first presidential address to a joint session of France’s two legislative houses of Parliament in 136 years, that the burka was “not welcome” in France.
“We cannot accept to have in our country women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity,” said Sarkozy.
He’s right.
Reached at his Calgary home, Mahfooz Kanwar, Mount Royal College professor emeritus of sociology and criminology, says many well-meaning Canadians believe it is “tolerant” to allow Muslim women the “choice” of wearing the burka.
“There is no choice involved in this, and allowing it will lead to intolerance,” said Kanwar.
“Some people say banning the burka would be a slippery slope and would lead to the banning of wearing a scarf over your mouth in the winter while outside,” said Kanwar. “But the real slippery slope can be seen in some Islamist ghettos in Paris or in Denmark, where non-Muslim women are harassed for not covering their hair to the point where they have been forced to start doing so to prevent verbal and physical attacks by semi-literate Muslim men. That’s the real slippery slope.”
Kanwar, a Muslim who has written eight books, including one on the sociology of Islam, echoes Sarkozy’s comments. “The burka is not mandated by Islam or the Qur’an and is therefore not religious and protected under the Charter.

Pastorius said...

That is insane. No ID needed. What the hell?

What is wrong with people that they bow to Muslims? Are they afraid? Ridiculous.

You know what is really amazing is the way they dress they look like evil characters our of central casting in Hollywood.

And yet, in general, we are having trouble figuring out whether they are really evil? It's friggin Darth Vader, people.

Damien said...


I think a lot is fear, pure and simple.

Pastorius said...

You think Americans are afraid of Muslims?

Jeez, that's amazing, if true.

What do we have to be afraid of?