Burqa

Maybe Saudi Arabia is right and women in Burqas shouldn’t be allowed to drive

Photo from my friend’s FB page : Location Victoria Australia

Women in Saudi Arabia should be allowed to drive for equalities sake but has anyone ever considered that a full face veil is a driving hazard in any country? If Saudi Arabia didn’t force their women to wear the horrible full face veils then perhaps they wouldn’t be so scared of giving them the right to drive.

Food for thought:

This car pulled in next to me today. I was quite stunned that the driver was able to see fully while driving. So my question is: If I have an accident with this vehicle, while the driver (assuming it was female) was wearing the burka, am I am able to ask her to remove her head covering to ensure that the person under the burka matches the photo of who is on the drivers license that is presented to me for insurance purposes, or do I need to call the police to have them force her to remove the burka? What is my legal position?

-Facebook Friend in Australia

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Did she leave the house without her husband’s permission?

In stark contrast to women in the West, Moroccan women did not get the right to divorce their husbands, to child custody, to child support or to own and inherit property until 2004.

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The Western Double Standard: Protect Islam Ridicule Christianity

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One of the above costumes was removed from Amazon because of complaints about it. Amazon was accused of?using “a religious garment for commercial purposes.” A religious garment being used as a costume was considered offensive by the complainants. The wrath of a higher deity was even mentioned by those opposing the costume. Amazon removed the costume using the excuse that it didn’t follow their selling guidelines but they left the other costume for sale so clearly they were lying about the real reason why it was removed.

 

The world’s biggest shopping portal, Amazon, sells many Halloween costumes. One of the novelties in 2016 has been the “Sexy Burka”

…The commercial colossus of Jeff Bezos removed the item from the website, after Amazon had been swamped with accusations of “racism”, “Islamophobia,” of marketing an Islamic garment with the white face of a model and using “a religious garment for commercial purposes”. “You are disgusting, my culture is not your costume”, wrote many users of the Islamic faith. Others used a less adorable tone: “Whoever you are, you should fear Allah. This is not a joke.”

A spokesman for Amazon promptly responded: “All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The product in question is no longer available”.

So that Halloween parody of the global symbol of female oppression has been censored.

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Cop or criminal, burqa or balaclava?

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The slippery slope argument has proved to be right yet again.A number of Western police forces have allowed the hijab to be added to their police uniform but now West Midland police may take it a giant step further. They could become the first police force in the UK to allow officers to wear the full face veil.At the same time that police are considering this disturbing change to their uniform, three women disguised in full face veil attacked a police station in Mombasa in Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya ? Three women have been killed after they attacked a police station in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, a police official said Sunday.

One of the women threw a petrol bomb at officers while another pulled out a knife, Mombasa police chief Parterson Maelo said, adding two policemen were wounded in the attack.

The women, who were dressed in niqabs, were then shot by police.

-hotbeak.com

I wouldn’t feel comfortable dealing with a police officer who was wearing a balaclava as that is an item of clothing usually worn by criminals for the express purpose of hiding their identity. If the police are to have our trust it is a pretty basic requirement that we see their face. ?Even ISIS are banning the burqa because it has been ?successfully used to hide the identity of those ?wanting to kill them.

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I can’t hardly wait to see what the liberal left say about this

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When France banned the burqa the liberal left attacked calling it racist, intolerant and everything under the sun. They ran memes across the internet about how France was making, nay forcing, women to undress.

What the hell are they going to do or say about the latest burqa ban?

ISIS has outlawed the burka at their security centres in a northern Iraqi city, despite previously brutally enforcing a law requiring them to be worn.

The terror group have banned women entering the buildings in Mosul while wearing the full-face covering after a number of commanders were killed by veiled women. ? Read more »

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Another perspective of France’s intentions regarding the Burqa and the Burkini

The below article is another perspective of France’s intentions regarding the Burqa and the Burkini. It is not arguing right or wrong but attempts to explain the French perspective. Only you the reader can decide whether the French perspective is moral or not.


This goes back to the philosophical issue of the tolerance of intolerance, or more broadly of whether objective moral truths exist or not. Western democracies, such as France, have self-determined that there are objective moral truths in the universe, of which include concepts of non-intervention (on the person, and when possible); of personal freedom; and of religious freedom.

The problem, however, is that western democratic philosophies don’t have room in them for unlimited freedom or tolerance. Some things may not be tolerated. This is lost on many observers of western democratic philosophy, especially the uninformed who see the Bill of Rights and incorrectly assume that the protections and tolerances they afford are unlimited (which is not the case; there are many exceptions in place, both legally and ethically, concerning the rights laid out in that particular document). As an example relating specifically to religious tolerance, even a “deeply held” religious belief in the spiritual power of snake handling is not protected in the States because of the great risk untrained professionals have, both towards themselves and others, of injury when handling snakes.

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Freedom from the veil

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by Frances Denz

When I got to High School I was introduced to the world of young ladies. Looking back, the sexism was acute.?? Boys High School were allowed to do Greek, whereas our top subject was Latin. I didn?t want to do Greek ? but I did want it to be my choice to refuse to do it.

Dress code was absolute. A hat or beret and gloves were required if you wore your coat or blazer. We wore gym frocks and at the beginning of every term we had kneel and have it measured ? half an inch above the ground. And regular checks to ensure we were wearing the required heavy cotton knit bloomers were made ? all very humiliating.

I first became aware of my feminist militancy when I decided that I was not going to sing any of the male oriented, or colonialist hymns. ?Stand up Stand up for Jesus, ye Soldiers of the Cross was one, and ?and did those feet on ancient lands? was another. I just stayed seated while the whole school sang what I considered enslavement hymns

We were rigorously kept away from boys. Our start, finishing and lunch times were designed so we never met. We were not allowed in cafes in town. And coffee bars were totally sinful and could get one suspended. This was Dunedin.

Does this sound a bit like the current situation in Islamic countries? Dress codes, and absolute control over contact with the male species?

If we went to the only social life in town, the Bible Class Dance, our parents took us, and picked us up afterwards or, if we went with a boy, the poor guy was subjected too with an interview with Dad. Many chickened out before the night and developed a cold!

When I went nursing at the grand age of 17 we had to ?live in?. We were trusted with people?s lives, but not to go out with men. We were entitled to one all night leave and one late leave (11pm) or two all night leaves a week.

There were some traditions which I realise now were taken over wholesale from a nunnery. Our caps were an outward sign that we were junior and when you graduated from being a nurse to being a staff nurse you got to wear the veil, which remained your headgear when you reached promotion as a ?sister?. ? Read more »

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Pimping the Peonage

Peonage is another word for servitude and subjugation. We have always had a Pimping the Poor series and I am wondering if we should now have a Pimping the Peonage series given the number of articles promoting the Muslim culture of the subjugation of women in our media.
Vaimoana Tapaleao is the New Zealand Herald’s Pacific Affairs and People reporter and her spin on a woman who wears a Burka and gloves as well as a Niqab or Hijab on other occasions is that covering up brings out the beauty beneath and that negative public reaction to a subjugated woman is nothing more than hostile prejudice.
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Interestingly ?Vaimoana is at great pains to reveal that the woman behind the Niqab and Burka mask is a
‘blonde, beautiful, European Kiwi.’ Why do we need to know this? Her identity and beauty or lack of it is irrelevant. The mask takes away her identity and dehumanises her which is why she experiences negativity while wearing it.

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Security risk? Nah

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Sixty percent of Australian women firmly support the right of women in Australia to wear the burqa, according to a snap poll conducted by The Heat Group.

The poll shows that although 70% believe that the wearing the burqa may pose security risks, Australian women are putting their personal fears aside and saying ‘yes’ to wearing the burqa in public.

Susan Carland, a prominent and influential Muslim community representative, says it’s a positive sign.

“It is quite significant that nearly 70% of respondents felt burqas were a security threat, and yet 60% still believe it was a woman’s right to wear a burqa in public,” she says.

-Womensagenda.com

In stark contrast however is the reaction to this Australian woman.

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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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