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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Let's Never Become Blind to Burkhas

If a woman in a burkha, looking like a black spectre, walks by in Sheperds Bush or Oxford Street, people ignore her, pretend not to see her, probably try to believe that it's perfectly OK and normal to be dressed like that.

They have been almost thoroughly desensitised, they are like robots, automata who don't recognise the significance of what they see, who don't think.

Some people say to me things like: "I don't know why you're surprised, we see it all the time. It's just a traditional dress. Would you react in the same way if you saw a nun?"

I usually reply that being used to something shouldn't lead to its blind acceptance. If I had lived in Nazi Germany I probably would have got used to seeing arms risen in the Heil Hitler salute, but I would have resisted considering it right.

The burkha is a symbol, just like a nun's habit is a symbol. But the former symbolises a doctrine - Islam - that brings out the very worst in people, while the latter symbolises a doctrine - Christianity - that, by making them altruistic and considerate, brings out the best in people.


  1. Enza, being desensitized is dangerous, and those who don't succumb to it, and speak their minds are labeled as haters, bigots, and racists! A weapon that muslims, liberals, and progressives use to club people over the head and silence them.

    Don't forget that the burqa is a threat to our security. If the public is desensitized and becomes accepting of this veiled (pun intended) threat, then who can tell whether it's indeed a woman under that cover or a suicide bomber?

    Burqa's should be banned, and if these people insist on wearing it, then they can in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, etc. No one will stop them there, as a matter of fact, they are forced to wear them. There you go, a win-win situation: they want to wear the burqa, and those countries tells them they must wear it!!!

  2. I apologize for the spelling errors.

  3. To Mrs E. Ferreri.
    The proper italian word for "burka", "nikab" and other similar tarpaulins is BACUCCA.

  4. Habit & Hijab, so are you suggesting that there is an "inevitable" causal relationship between sartorial style & resultant behaviour? Seriously?