Cherie BLair Defends the Freedom Sack

‘I was educated by nuns who were completely covered up to their necks.’

Somewhere in England logical reasoning lies buried.  The dreadful wife of a former PM scrambles to explain what she doesn’t understand. First I thought it was hilarious. In reality, it is depressing:

Cherie BLAir: The Madness Runs in the Family

Cherie BLair’s sister Lauren Booth (pictured above) has recently converted to Islam
Cherie Blair today launched a strident defence of Muslim women saying it was wrong to see those who cover their hair or their body as a threat.

Speaking just two weeks after her sister Lauren Booth converted to Islam, the former Prime Minister’s wife stressed that it was essential to respect people’s right to dress how they choose. (Daily Mail)

Quote of the day:

“Tolerance will only work as long as the intolerant tolerate it”

By Gerard Couzens
4th November 2010

Cherie Blair today launched a strident defence of Muslim women saying it was wrong to see those who cover their hair or their body as a threat.

Speaking just two weeks after her sister Lauren Booth converted to Islam, the former Prime Minister’s wife stressed that it was essential to respect people’s right to dress how they choose.

‘We use the appearance of women as a metaphor of our fear of a supposed Islamic threat,’ she told Spain’s El Pais newspaper.

‘There are thousands of Muslims in Europe who participate in our way of life and intend continuing to do so and if they want to dress in a certain way because of their beliefs, we shouldn’t feel threatened.’

Asked about her sister’s recent conversion to Islam, she said simply: ‘It’s her choice.’

Mrs Blair’s comments were made in an interview ahead of the European Muslim Women of Influence Conference in Madrid.

She stressed it was important to fight against stereotypes that ‘above all affect Muslim women’.

‘We tend to believe they’re oppressed, insecure and incapable of thinking for themselves and that is not true,’ she said.

‘One of the things I try to do is help to explain that Islam is an open religion in which women have influence, whether they hide their hair or not.

‘I was educated by nuns who were completely covered up to their necks.’

Mrs Blair has previously attacked full face veils for women which she said failed to acknowledge ‘the woman’s right to be a person’.

She told Radio 4’s Today programme three years ago: ‘I think we can get very hung up about women’s clothes.

‘The question is whether we honour people’s religious beliefs or not.

‘I am happy to honour people’s religious beliefs, provided they are freely undertaken.

‘Women covering their heads, women dressing modestly, I have no problem with at all.

‘I think, however, that if you get to a stage where a woman is not able to express her personality because you can’t see her face, then you do have to ask whether this is something that is actually acknowledging the woman’s right to be a person in her own right.’

Mrs Blair who has just returned from a speaking engagement in Brazil with her husband, also backed his controversial decision to invade Iraq.

She insisted former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar and his wife Ana Botella – staunch allies of Britain and the U.S. in their controversial war on terror – remained close friends.

She said: ‘I think my husband took the correct decision on Iraq. And he had the support of Aznar.

‘He and his wife Ana are very good friends of ours. Supporting people out of goodwill is one thing.

‘Another thing is defending yourself if your way of life is under threat. Then you have to stay firm and show you will not tolerate it.

‘At times, so that it’s made clear, you have to show it.’

3 thoughts on “Cherie BLair Defends the Freedom Sack”

  1. Gosh she is a silly Cow or she has not been to a church or convent for over forty years. Nuns no longer dress in that stupid garb anymore. After Vatican 2, they woke up after a thousand years of repression by the church and they now dress as we all do. I am sickened by these bleeding heart women who speak out in this fashion. Cherie Blair and others like her are dragging all women back to the dark ages. She is a twit.

  2. Lauren Booth , moronic , stupid and disgusting..so she was ”lonely” and found a cult..millions have done the same before..She still thinks she is special..The delusion is still intact. Just wait until she is wife number three..and being wacked around every night. She’ll be a good silent muslim woman then.

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