Burqas at the beach, the parody and the reality

I have included a parody video that is meant to make us laugh at our misconceptions of Islam.

An SBS spokeswoman said: “Legally Brown uses satire and a range of outrageous characters and parodies to tackle taboo racial and social issues in a lighthearted, humorous way, with the aim of encouraging Australians to understand and appreciate diversity.”

-dailytelegraph.com.au

Before you view the video lets first have a look at some real life Burqa’s at beaches around the world. Maybe then we can have an informed opinion as to whether the parody has an element of truth or is in fact far too close to the truth.

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Veiled women, with their children, enjoy the warm weather on a beach at the port city of Sidon in southern Lebanon

Veiled women, with their children, enjoy the warm weather on a beach at the port city of Sidon in southern Lebanon June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON – Tags: SOCIETY)

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I have saved the best for last. Where is the photo you ask? Bondi beach, Sydney Australia. Who is wearing it? None other than Nigella Lawson!

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When Nigella Lawson emerged out of the sea on Sydney’s Bondi beach dressed in one two years ago, it was greeted with astonishment.

But now burkinis – swimwear originally designed for Islamic women to protect their modesty – are soaring in popularity among British non-Muslims.

-dailymail.co.uk


What I found interesting in this parody video was the reaction of the people to the comedian. They didn’t giggle or think what a funny joke, they took him seriously or didn’t know what to think. That tells me that it is far too close to the truth and that they thought that in today’s world this could actually be real.


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