British MP: wearing a burqa is the same as “going round with a paper bag over your head”.
Niqab breaches secularism and women’s rights, says minister, ruling husband’s behaviour ‘incompatible with French values’- The Guardian
In a parliamentary debate, Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said it was “offensive” for women to cut off face-to-face contact with other people.
The Kettering MP said he had “huge sympathy” with those who wanted a ban on face-covering veils in public. Al BeBeeCeera
From the Guardian (of Muslims)
England is a “cesspit” and breeding ground for fundamentalist Muslims, the Nobel laureate and political activistÂ Wole Soyinka has said in an interview in which he also accused Britain of allowing the existence of “indoctrination schools”.
His extraordinary attack on what he views as Britain’s part in fuelling Islamist terrorism was published on the US news and opinion websiteThe Daily Beast. It was coupled with his assertion that the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie meant that the assumption of power over life and death had passed “to every Âinconsequential Muslim in the world”.
Soyinka, the first African to win theÂ Nobel prize for literature in 1986, made his claims in response to a question about his homeland ofÂ Nigeriabeing added to the watchlist of countries deemed to be incubating terrorists, after the failed attempts ofÂ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bring an airliner down over the US on Christmas Day. More>>
Fasten your seatbelts:
“It is set to get worse â€“ and much, much worse if the Old Etonians of the Tory party are to get the chance, as they did in the early 1980s, to unleash their Thatcherite dogmas….”
Yvonne “drinking Coca-Cola is like drinking the blood of Palestinian children” yes-she-did-say-that Ridley:
Respectable Radicalism/ on Harry’s Place
What a lovely set of respectable radicals. I just can’t imagine the thoughts of a young man listening to them turning to violence.