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    01/19/2016 7:08:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BRAVE SAS heroes dressed up in BURKAS to carry out a daring raid on the Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters in Syria which led to an evil jihadi leader being vaporised. Fearless special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the terrorists’ de facto capital Raqqa and take down the terrorist commander. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening fire on the stunned militants, who had no time to hide from the hail of bullets. The group posed as the wives of ISIS chiefs by covering themselves from...
  • Pakistan grants bail to detained hard-line cleric

    04/15/2009 2:33:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/15/09 | ZARAR KHAN , AP
    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release on bail Monday of a hard-line cleric who had been detained since shortly before soldiers stormed his mosque in 2007, killing scores of people and energizing the country's Islamist insurgency. Maulana Abdul Aziz was granted bail while the court considers the charges against him in relation to the siege of the Red Mosque in the capital, Islamabad, his lawyer Shaukat Siddiqui told reporters outside the court. Prosecutors were not available for comment. Aziz was arrested as he tried to sneak out of the mosque dressed in an all-covering burqa worn by some Muslim women....
  • 'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr'

    07/20/2007 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 29 replies · 991+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/18/07 | Rafia Riaz
    'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr' A woman who was inside Islamabad's Red Mosque when it was stormed by Pakistani troops on 10 July has given the BBC one of the first accounts of the final hours of the siege. Unwilling to be named, the survivor said she was not held hostage by militants inside. More than 100 people died in the army operation - she was one of only 30 women to walk out alive after soldiers went in. Following are excerpts from the interview with Rafia Riaz of the BBC's Urdu service. ..."They asked me to come...
  • Offenders Face $10,000 Fines as Burka Banned in Swiss Region of Ticino

    11/27/2015 12:12:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    There has been heated public debate in Switzerland after the region of Ticino voted to ban women from wearing full-faced Islamic veils such as burkas or niqabs in public, with anyone caught breaking the rules at risk of facing fines up to US$10,000. A women shops in Whitechapel, East London, she is wearing a berka / burqa. Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas Parliament passed the law, which came into effect this week, after more than 50 percent of the population in the largely Italian-speaking region voted in favor of the changes in 2013. Initially, the...
  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
    Canada’s government has lost an attempt to ban the practice of wearing face veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Zunera Ishaq is a 29-year-old woman with devout Muslim beliefs. She came to Canada from Pakistan in 2008 and refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because she would have to remove her niqab. Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s rule banning face coverings at such ceremonies was earlier found unlawful by the Federal Court. …
  • Mrs. Obama in Britain: Visits Bangladeshi-Dominated School Which Hosts Hard-Left Conferences ..

    06/16/2015 6:26:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2015 | by Raheem Kassam
    Michelle Obama travelled to the United Kingdom today, choosing to give a speech on female empowerment while surrounded by hijab-clad girls in the ethnically “diverse” London borough of Tower Hamlets. But the Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, from where Mrs. Obama chose to lecture, isn’t ethnically diverse, and nor is the Mulberry School for Girls that she visited. Tower Hamlets, which only days ago managed to shake off its Islamist-linked Mayor, boasts a Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani, and otherwise Asian population. At the last census, in 2011, 39 percent of the population self-identified as Christian, while 36 percent identified as...
  • Saudi Arabia to bar women from 'showing off their beauty' on television

    Female members of Saudi Arabia's advisory Shura Council attend a session (AFP) Saudi Arabia’s consultative assembly has passed a law requiring female television to wear “modest dress”, according to local media reports. Arab News, which is part of a group of companies owned by King Salman's son Prince Turki, said the law passed in the Shura Council, an advisory body, will make it mandatory for women not to “show off their beauty” while on air. The law will come into force once approved by the country's cabinet and will apply to “women media workers in the Kingdom” including on the...
  • BAN THE BURKA NOW! - vanity

    01/07/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 31 replies
    self | 1/7/15 | self
    It's time to ban the burka in the US now. Which one of the new congress people will stand up and sponsor a bill. Will all good men be quiet now?
  • UAE Media Debate Burqa Ban Following Brutal Stabbing of American Teacher in Abu Dhabi

    12/05/2014 11:31:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    For the first time in history, and in the wake of the December 1st stabbing death of an American teacher in Abu Dhabi by a woman wearing a burqa, Gulf region media are questioning whether the burqa is a security risk. Historically, other Muslim and Arab governments, as well as feminist activists, have not only questioned the burqa—they have also abolished it. Such countries include Turkey, Egypt, the Maghreb, Iran, and Afghanistan. Educated Muslim women living in large cities in these countries went unveiled for at least 100 years. However, Saudi Arabia and environs, and rural regions in the Arab...
  • Let primary teachers wear the veil in the classroom, says former Archbishop of Canterbury (UK)

    11/10/2014 8:16:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:09 EST, 10 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    Primary school teachers should be allowed to wear Muslim veils in the classroom, according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams claims that there is no reason to “panic” over the use of the niqab and that even young children do not necessarily need to be able to see their teacher’s face. Speaking in an interview for the Christian think-tank Theos, he argued that there fears over how such a practice might affect children’s learning were “misplaced.” […] His comments are set to reignite the row over the role of the controversial full-face veil in public life which have...
  • This Muslim Woman Tried to Wear Her Veil in Public…But She Wasn’t Expecting This to Happen

    Since 2011, France has enforced a so-called “burka ban” on Muslims covering their faces in public, making it the first European country to take such measures against publicly-demonstrated Islamic dress codes. About five million Muslims live in France. Offenders in and around Paris usually receive a fine, but on Oct. 3, the ban reached a new level of enforcement, as a Muslim woman was kicked out of the Bastille Opera house after refusing to uncover her face. Performers of La Traviata didn’t notice the woman until the second act, at which point they refused to continue performing until she was...
  • Australia’s Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    10/20/2014 10:27:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 9:31 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    Australia’s Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.The department that runs Parliament House had announced earlier this month that “persons with facial coverings” would no longer be allowed in the open public galleries. Instead, they were to be directed to galleries usually reserved for noisy schoolchildren where they could sit behind soundproof glass. That announcement was made just as Parliament’s last two-week session was ending and had no practical effect. On Monday, the Department of Parliamentary Services, or DPS, said people wearing face coverings would be allowed...
  • Rant over veil on beach sparks furore in France

    08/18/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 18 Aug 2014 18:00 GMT+02:00 | Joshua Melvin
    A French politician was so upset after seeing a Muslim woman sitting on a French beach fully clothed and in a headscarf that she decided to take a picture and write a provocative opinion piece on Facebook. In her rant former minister Nadine Morano, from the UMP party, said Muslims should go elsewhere if they don’t want to integrate. The former French deputy used a picture of former sex icon Brigitte Bardot alongside that of the veiled woman on the beach to make her point that France has a proud history of women being free to dress how they wish....
  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • German court upholds school ban on facial veil

    04/25/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 12:47 PM EDT
    A German court has rejected a Muslim student’s lawsuit against a vocational school’s ban on wearing face-covering veils in class. The Bavarian Administrative Court said Friday the school’s ban didn’t infringe illegally on the right of the student to exercise her religious rights freely. …
  • Saudi Schools Ban Females Who Don’t Wear a Face Veil

    02/24/2014 9:40:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 2/25/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Education departments in a number of regions in Saudi Arabia have banned female employees and visitors who do not wear a face veil from entering girls’ schools, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday. The report cited a pamphlet sent by education departments to school principals, in which male and female school guards are instructed to abide by Islamic rules, regulations and directives and moral principles. …
  • Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop (Delaware County, PA)

    01/02/2014 5:43:23 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 47 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/02/2014 | William Bender
    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. Who is Joe Galiano? He's the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can't miss it. Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to...
  • Moderate Muslims Threaten Elementary School Teachers with Death for Not Wearing Burka

    12/08/2013 7:56:00 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    F P ^ | December 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Women with uncovered faces might give the little tykes all sorts of ideas. This isn’t happening in Afghanistan… but in Tunisia. The heartland of the Arab Spring. A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week. ... Some might complain that it’s unfair to call Salafis moderate. But I’m not being sarcastic. If the Muslim Brotherhood can be repeatedly referred to as a moderate group as well as many of the Salafist militias in Syria that aren’t Al Qaeda… that...
  • Female Turkish MPs break headscarf taboo

    10/31/2013 10:26:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 31/10/2013 | Catherine Viette
    Four female members of Ankara’s Islamic-rooted government attended a parliament session on Thursday wearing headscarves, a first in 14 years in secular Turkey. The last time a headscarf was seen in Parliament was when Turkish-American MP Merve Kavakci turned up for her swearing-in ceremony in Islamic dress. She was booed out of the house and eventually had her Turkish citizen(ship) revoked. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lifted a decades-old ban on headscarves in the civil service in early October as part of a package of reforms meant to improve democracy and freedoms. …
  • Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, San Diego

    08/06/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    cbs8. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013 A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public's help locating her. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of...
  • Bikini tensions mar Islamic games in Indonesia

    09/20/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 20, 2013
    The Islamic Solidarity Games open in Indonesia this weekend following a chaotic run-up, with controversy over female athletes competing in sports bikinis adding to the turmoil. Some nations demanded that all women cover up for the beach volleyball, track and field, and swimming events, but organizers have refused to axe the two-piece sporting outfits. "If some countries do not want to use the bikini, that's fine, but if other countries want to, we will allow that," senior organizing committee member Djoko Pramono told AFP.
  • French teen ‘attacked for wearing Muslim veil’

    08/20/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 13 Aug 2013 18:09 GMT+02:00 | Dan MacGuill
    France witnessed another apparent incident of violent Islamophobia on Tuesday, after it was reported that a 16-year-old girl in the suburbs of Paris was attacked and had her Islamic veil torn off her face. The teen victim was leaving a friend’s house in Trappes, the same Paris suburb that saw violent clashes between youths and police last month, at around 5.45 pm on Monday, when two “European-looking” men confronted her near Square Berlioz, according to reports in French media. The victim reported her assailants shouted racist and anti-Muslim insults at her before brandishing a boxcutter. She said they then tore...
  • FBI: Woman in burka attempts to rob Wells Fargo Bank in National City

    08/02/2013 2:45:01 PM PDT · by BAW · 24 replies
    Authorities are seeking for the public's help Friday in locating a woman who tried to rob a bank in National City. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of the demand note then alerted another bank employee, Foxworth said. The woman...
  • Third night of trouble in Paris suburb over France's burqa ban

    07/22/2013 11:29:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DG ^ | Jul 22, 2013 | Robert Myles
    The town of Trappes in Yvelines department (county), just outside Paris, was again the scene of street disturbances Sunday night as protesters, thought to be mainly Muslims, faced off with local police and riot police. Trappes and surrounding towns had also witnessed violent protests Friday and Saturday evening after police had attempted to book a Muslim woman for wearing a full face niqab in contravention of France’s so-called burqa ban. ... The violence stemmed from an incident last Thursday when police tried to carry out an identity check and give a ticket to a woman wearing a niqab — a...
  • Paris: Muslims riot : Muslim tries to strangle police officer ticketing his wife for face veil

    07/20/2013 10:49:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 20, 2013 | Robert
    "The law should be applied, and applies to everyone." That principle, so hard-won in the West, is rapidly giving way. "5 injured in clashes at burka riot outside Paris ... About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.
  • Swedish Women Drop Burkas and Enter Stockholm Mosque Bare-Breasted; Pandemonium Ensues

    07/01/2013 1:57:12 PM PDT · by RainMan · 140 replies
    Patheos ^ | 6/30/13 | Terry Firma
    So this happened in Sweden on Saturday: At 11 o’clock on Saturday, [they came] into the Stockholm mosque [in] Södermalm, threw [their] clothes [away, and,] with clenched fists in the air, they shouted in English:… “No to Sharia! No to oppression! Free women!” Skip the first twelve seconds of the following video unless you speak Swedish. The rest is in English. (Please do not click play if women’s breasts offend you.)
  • Iranian Judges Rule Female Swimmer’s Head-To-Toe Swimsuit “Too Revealing”; Swim Time Goes Unrecorded

    06/30/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 28/06/2013 | Mandana
    Iran swimmer’s time goes unrecorded: “Her bathing suit was too revealing” An Iranian woman has taken on a difficult challenge: to swim as long as possible in open waters, where she has to wear a diving suit, a full jacket, and a headscarf. However, this was still not enough for the sports authorities, who she claims told her they could not record her latest swim because her outfit was too revealing. In Iran, women swimmers usually compete in all-female pools, and only at the national level, not abroad, to avoid being seen by men. Professional swimmer Elham Sadat Asghari, however,...
  • Look, All I Said to Her Was 'You Have Three Beautiful Children'...

    06/30/2012 5:59:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 29, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    It was an honest mistake- she didn't have to get all mad like that
  • Right-Wingers offer $325 Burka Bounty to Anyone who reports Veiled Women to Belgian police

    06/06/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 5 replies
    National ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | via AFP
    “It’s a textile prison for the women who have to live under it,” he said. Last week, protesters hurled bins and metal barriers at a police station after Stéphanie Djato, 24, was arrested for refusing to remove her face veil. “They tried to enter by force, but they were not able to,” a spokesman for Brussels police told broadcaster RTL.... Ms. Djato, who was waiting at a streetcar stop, scuffled with officers after she refused to show them any ID. During the mêlée, a policewoman was injured. “Finally, the woman’s veil was removed and she was taken to hospital with...
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Was Woman Removed From Obama’s Rally Really Muslim? (Burka attire questioned)

    05/09/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    WTVR ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Lorenzo Hall
    Comments and questions have poured forth after a woman was removed, said to be in a burqa, from President Obama campaign rally on Saturday. Isti Arief , a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University, told CBS 6 she was elated to see another Muslim woman sitting a few rows in front of her at President Obama’s re-election rally on Saturday. However, Arief says when she looked much closer , she knew something was wrong, starting with the woman’s burqa. “It looked like more of a makeshift one. It wasn’t even an official one” said Arief. Arief goes on to say...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic Will Wed In Turkey, Despite Being ‘Saddened’ By All The Stray Dogs

    03/23/2012 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1+ views
    NBCSports ^ | March 23, 2012 | ick Chandler
    Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic Will Wed In Turkey, Despite Being ‘Saddened’ By All The Stray Dogs Rick Chandler Mar 23, 2012 Scientists can confirm that we are now closer than ever to a Maria Sharapova-Sasha Vujacic Super Baby, after the couple on Thursday officially set a wedding date. Following a whirlwind 18-month engagement, the tennis diva and former NBA (and current Anadolu Efes Basketball Club) star have set Nov. 10 in Istanbul, Turkey, for the nuptials. That’s where Vujacic is currently employed. But I have a feeling that, given a choice, Sharapova would have picked a different wedding locale....
  • Australia: Common sense to become law

    03/06/2012 8:16:26 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies ^ | 05MAR12 | Timothy Whiteman
    Face must be visible on ID pic... Common sense dictates there's no better form of positive identification as actually showing your face. Signing official documents, obtaining a driver's license, or for those who require a Military ID Card... The reason for the photograph on the identification card need not be explained, per basic common sense. As reported by Australia's The Daily Telegraph, the Aussie state of New South Wales has been forced to legalize common sense. The Burqa Conundrum... The Carnita Matthews Case in Australia hit the headlines last year when the 50-ish Australian convert-to-Islam was stopped by a policeman...
  • Belgian Politician Risks Muslim Backlash ... (Daughter in Burka/Bikini Stands Against Islam)

    02/04/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 3rd February 2012 | Rick Dewsbury
    Belgian politician risks Muslim backlash after using teenage daughter dressed in burka and bikini for campaign against Islam Cover up: Politician's daughter An-Sofie Dewinter poses in a burka and bikini in a campaign against Islamic extremists A Belgian politician has risked causing uproar among Muslims after starting a 'Women Against Islamization' campaign featuring his 19-year-old daughter wearing a burka and a bikini. Filip Dewinter, leader of the far-right Vlaams Belang party, uses a shot of his daughter An-Sofie Dewinter in the dark blue bikini for the political campaign. The glamorous teenager dons a burka that covers her head and face,...
  • Gender equality trumps apparel (Wow, this from a liberal feminazi - there is hope)

    12/27/2011 4:34:35 PM PST · by fanfan · 21 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Saturday, December 17, 2011 | Janice Kennedy
    I keep pinching myself, but it’s no mere nightmare. I am living with the traumatizing truth that, for the moment, I am on the same side as ultra-Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney and the rightest of right-wing columnists. Following Immigration Minister Kenney’s announcement that veiled faces will be banned at citizenship ceremonies, pundits have been weighing in all over the place. And, with a few sporadic exceptions, the response has been neatly divided: the ban is an outrage (the left), and the ban is good (the right). Personally, I’m all for it. There is not a single positive thing to...
  • A Muslim man who punched a nurse for trying to remove his wife's burqa during childbirth

    12/22/2011 5:03:42 PM PST · by bayouranger · 37 replies ^ | 12-22-11 | Ian Sparks
    Nassim Mimoune, 24, had already been expelled from the delivery room for branding the midwife a 'rapist' as she carried out an intimate examination of his wife. Then through a window he spotted the nurse taking off his wife's burqa as she prepared to give birth. He smashed open the locked door and hit the woman in the face, demanding she replace the full Islamic face veil. As his wife delivered a baby boy, Mimoune was ejected from the building by security men from the hospital in Marseille and arrested for assault. A judge in the southern French port jailed...
  • Ban on Face Coverings Draws Absurd Comparison

    12/14/2011 10:08:41 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 14, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It was as inevitable as it was expected. Following Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s decision to ban niqabs and burkas during the swearing of the oath of citizenship for new Canadians, it was only a matter of time before cries of unfair treatment were heard from the Muslim community. Right on cue, Syed Soharwardy, founder of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, filled the role of number one whiner. In what can only be described as unbelievable, the Imam compared what he perceives as the poor treatment of Muslims in Canada to that of Jews under Nazi rule before the move...
  • Burka Backlash: Austrians Reject Political Correctness

    08/10/2011 9:21:26 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 4 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 11, 2011 | -TWR-
    Via Menzies House: A clear majority of Austrians support an anti-burka law, according to new poll results. The Austrian Independent reports: “Viennese public opinion agency Karmasin spoke with 500 Austrians to find that 71 per cent of them were in favour of such a law prohibiting wearing burkas in public places. Such veils cover women’s bodies expect a small gap for their eyes. Only 23 per cent spoke out against the introduction of such a bylaw, Karmasin found in its survey conducted for weekly magazine profil.” The seven in ten result isn’t surprising. Across right-leaning Europe, there is growing support...
  • Judge could not be sure who was behind the veil

    06/20/2011 6:27:14 PM PDT · by B.Lyle · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 21/6/2011 | Paul Kent
    A MUSLIM woman sentenced to six months' jail for making a deliberately false statement that a racist policeman tried to forcibly remove her burka has been freed on appeal. Judge Clive Jeffreys said he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt it was Carnita Matthews, a 47-year-old Muslim woman from Woodbine, NSW, who accused the police of racism because the person who handed in the complaint to police was wearing a burka at the time.
  • Ban The Burka – Not Fancy Dress Parties

    06/15/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 8 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 15 June, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    The establishment media faked crocodile tears when one Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform. Apparently, only Hollywood actors can dress up as fascists for fun. Islamist-inspired fascism is another matter: a peaceful religious expression. Here in the real world, of course, appeasement policies are eroding our security – not fancy dress parties. Plus, there’s no free-market without security.Therefore, I say: Give us the right to ban burkas and (where reasonable) veils. There are clear cases of burka-wearing women smuggling in bombs to slaughter ladies, gentleman, and children. There are clear cases of cross-dressing men using burkas as escape costumes. A...
  • Burka Ban: First France, Now Switzerland?

    06/01/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 2, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Okay, so France wasn’t the first nation to ban burkas. In Turkey, a Muslim-majority nation, we’ve seen similar bans before. Of late: Citizens of canton Ticino may be the first in Switzerland to vote on a proposal to ban women from wearing burkas in public. A committee there has gathered the 10,000 petition signatures required to launch an initiative that could forbid the wearing of burkas and other veils that hide the face. For the record, I support the separation of mosque and state and therefore burka bans for numerous reasons. To support safety efforts is hardly Islamophobic either: The...
  • Fashionable Burkas for Liberals?

    04/19/2011 6:23:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Too many creative types these days conduct themselves like toddlers without the diaper, unless wearing one is the new thing in fashion. Hey did I write that to segue into how fashion designers are starting to fetishize burkas? Why yes I did! How quaint is that, Europe starts moving to ban them and that turns it into the forbidden fruit of high fashion. Anyone who has even seen a glimpse of a fashion show knows modesty at any level is not exactly the goal of the runway. So this will present an interesting conundrum because making burkas sexy is...
  • Burka ban. New French law forbids Islamic women from wearing full-face veils in public

    04/11/2011 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 11th April 2011 | Peter Allen
    France's controversial burka ban became law today, sparking a protest in Paris during which two women wearing full-face veils were arrested. But the demonstrations were on a relatively small scale, with the handful of protesters being outnumbered by police, reporters and tourists. Ironically, the biggest protest was in London, where a group of women in full black burkas gathered outside the French Embassy.
  • British Muslims arrested in burka ban protest in France

    04/09/2011 2:56:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | April 9 2011 | Mail On Sunday Reporter
    British Muslim radicals were among at least 61 people arrested in Paris today in connection with an illegal rally against France’s burka ban. They included Anjem Choudary, the radical cleric who advocates sharia law for the UK and who calls British soldiers murderers. Omar Bakri and Abu Izzadeen, who are also controversial figures, tried to get to the event but were stopped by police. Nineteen veiled women were arrested. A police spokesman said: ‘Muslim leaders from Britain and Belgium were among those detained as they travelled to the event. ‘The fear was that they would inflame the situation. This was...
  • Sarkozy's ...'poisonous' debate on rising Muslim population in France savaged by religious leaders

    03/30/2011 2:48:08 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2011 | Peter Allen
    France was today attacked by religious leaders for organising a ‘poisonous’ national debate about the growing number of Muslims living in the country. They accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of trying to attract racist voters by holding the all-party political discussion next Tuesday. It will see people complaining about numerous aspects of Islamic life, from its links with terrorist groups to the wearing of burkas. But French Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Buddhists today joined Muslim leaders in published a joint statement saying the debate would cause ‘confusion in the troubled period we are going through.
  • German state risks Muslim anger after becoming first in the country to ban the burka

    02/04/2011 6:04:27 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 52 replies ^ | 4th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Excerpted website: A German state yesterday became the first region in the country to ban Muslim women from wearing burkas. The country has been gripped for several months by an angry debate on multiculturalism with many Germans voicing their concerns over immigration. Hesse, a state run by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, has now became the first German region to ban Muslim face veils for public sector workers. Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rheinsaid it was 'not acceptable' for a teacher in Frankfurt to wear a face veil because 'public sector workers are obligated to have neutral religious and political views'.
  • Top Gear stars cause religious row after dressing up in burkas on Boxing Day special

    12/28/2010 9:34:55 AM PST · by Moltke · 77 replies · 7+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28th December 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars have sparked religious outrage after dressing up in burkas on the Boxing Day special. Clarkson and Richard Hammond decided to dress in niqabs, a form of the burka where everything but the eyes are covered, in order to disguise themselves on the road. They also got James May in on the act when they greeted him from hospital after he fell and hit his head on rocks in the Syrian desert.
  • Hook girl busted in burka at Belmarsh

    12/22/2010 3:49:42 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 22, 2010 | Mike Sullivan and Simon Hughes
    THE daughter-in-law of hate cleric Abu Hamza was arrested at his jail for allegedly trying to smuggle in a sim card under her burka. Guards rumbled Chayme, 26, in a routine search as she went to visit the hate preacher. Hamza's eldest son Mohamed Kamel Mostafa was also nicked over the contraband the next day. The find raised fears that hook-handed Hamza has access to a mobile in prison where he is awaiting a US bid to ext-radite him for allegedly running terrorist training camps. The tiny microchip was found in a pocket in clothing under her flowing black robes...
  • Should Muslim women be exempt from airport pat downs? (while American women & kids get frisked)

    11/26/2010 11:10:10 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 27 replies
    WebToday ^ | 11-26-10 | WebToday
    After September 11th, airline passengers were more closely screened for what they had on their person – sharp objects were of particular concern. After the shoe-bomber, Richard Reid, failed to blow another airplane out of the sky, passengers had to take their shoes off during the screening process. Then came the underwear bomber last Christmas. A consequence of his failed attempt now includes intrusive 'pat downs' and revealing body scans for air travelers. Now it is learned that Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano is considering an exemption for Muslim women! This is what the Forum For Middle East Understanding (FFMU)...