Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mind your own

Being told what I can and can't do especially if it only concerns me and harms no-one else is almost bound to get my hackles up. This particularly involves what I can wear and naturally what anyone else can wear. This extends to the burka and if anyone wants to wear one, that's up to them, save only in health and safety, situations where your face should be seen as well as security concerns.
So the words of Jacques Myard, a senior ally of President Nicolas Sarkozy who believes Britain should go into wholesale bansturbationism were irritating to say the least, particularly as the French have some problems of their own with race relations.

BRITAIN is “losing the battle against Islamic extremism” by failing to follow France’s ban on the burkha, it was claimed yesterday.
Re-igniting the row over the controversial Muslim dress, Jacques Myard, a senior ally of President Nicolas Sarkozy, said relaxed British policies “opened the door to terrorism”.
Referring to Britain’s continued tolerance of the burkha, he added: “Allowing women to exclude themselves from society by wearing the full Islamic veil makes radicals extremely comfortable and Britain should realise this.”
Mr Myard made his outspoken comments to British journalists in Qatar, where he was defending his country’s ban on the veil at the prestigious Qatar Foundation Doha Debates, which are being broadcast by the BBC this weekend.
But his words will inflame tensions between the British and French governments as the inquests are held on victims of the 2005 London 7/7 bombings, which the French have blamed on lax policing.
Referring to the atrocity in which 52 innocent people died and 107 were injured, Mr Myard said: “Britain has suffered a number of high-profile failures in its fight against extremism in recent years. These could have been prevented if all signs of extremism were curbed, as they are in France.”
Asked if Britain should introduce a burkha ban, Mr Myard replied: “Of course. It is fundamental to ensuring that extremism is kept in check.
“There’s a good reason why London was nicknamed Londonistan – it was full of Islamic extremists. People should be learning from these mistakes.” 
The burka itself is not the problem, though it's an outward sign of a problem, nor is it religious dress, simply a sign that the woman or her family has issues. It tends to say more about Islamic paranoia than it conceals. The French also have big problems with Islamic extremism, though they tend to hide it a bit better, though car burning and rioting in the Muslim areas has been going on for a number of years now, Clichy-sous-Bois being a prime example.
Banning something rarely works, more often than not it reinforces the idea of discrimination rather than removes it. Forcing someone to wear a burka is wrong, preventing someone from wearing it because they want too is equally as wrong. Though wearing it in banks and classrooms as well as courtrooms has to be controlled, banks especially don't like masked people wandering into their premises.
All this though is a result of "Righteous" meddling where immigrant groups were told they didn't have to abide by our traditions or integrate into our society. They were told they could keep to themselves, this they did and produced an unhealthy society at odds with the mainstream. They don't tend to regard themselves as of this country, rather they think of themselves as Muslims and a heady intolerant mix that is. But that's no reason to tell them what to wear.

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James Higham said...

Hmmm, don't think a burqa quite goes with my jeans.