Australia has a Race Discrimination Commissioner who fights and fights for a costume designed to blot women out of public life

Andrew Bolt

Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali puts the feminist case against the burqa: 

We have a religion (Islam) that dictates exactly what the position of the woman is; it is at home, it’s with the children. She needs to cover her body to stop men from getting excited and aroused. That’s what we need to discuss as feminists. Are they fair? Or are they outdated and unjust? I want to argue they are outdated and they are unjust.

Yet in Australia we have a Race Discrimination Commissioner who fights and fights for a costume designed to blot women out of public life: 

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Why this is an issue of “race” is unclear. Why the Race Discrimination Commissioner defends sexism is even more obscure.

But the bigger question is why the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has nothing at all to say against the burqa or the niqab. Is there any item of clothing, other than a collar and leash, that more symbolises the subjugation of women?

Why this silence?

And, once again, I ask why we are funding a Human Rights Commission – escpecially one that has so often sided against freedom, that most precious of all our rights.

UPDATE

Reader The Evil Right is puzzled:


Just so I get this right:  The Left are up in arms about Australia “segregating” fundamentalist Muslim women who insist on being able to practice the tenets of their religion, which demands the “segregation” of women?

15 thoughts on “Australia has a Race Discrimination Commissioner who fights and fights for a costume designed to blot women out of public life”

  1. RACE discrimination commissioner: everybody knows that islam is a RACE.

    SEX discrimination comissioner: I suspect that postmenopausal crone to have some quite nasty sexual fantasies…

  2. The Race Discrimination Commissioner fudges the issue in a grotesque way. Burqa, niqab, veiling, scarfing, whatever you call it, has ZERO to do with “race”. It has 100% to do with the enforcement of religious law. The West (culturally and legally speaking) is a land of separation between Church and State. Period. A civil, secular, free society. There can be no enforcement of any religious law here, openly or through a back door. And there NEVER will be

  3. Lawyer = Scholar
    There can be no enforcement of any religious law here, openly or through a back door. And there NEVER will be

    Oh you are SOooooo NOT Funny !
    You’re talk’n out your butt – and its spray’n crap.
    Think with your alternate brain.

    An easy 3 Step Logic String
    1. In every ISLAMIC Ghetto Sharia is the LAW!
    2. Australia HAS ISLAMIC GHETTOS!
    3. Australia -(There can be no enforcement of any religious law here (Australia), openly or through a back door)- has Sharia Compliant GHETTOS and also has (Australian Government Approved) halal certification.

  4. Whose side are you on, Yep! Moron! YOU need an alternate brain, or some fighting backbone, which you obviously don’t have, budster. Does your “easy 3 step logic string” imply that you actually agree with what’s going on? That it’s fine? Or do you agree that we are a secular society and must remain so and that religious law must not be permitted, and must be rolled back if it has already taken hold. Declare your colors, buddy. Are you a covert Muslim trying to defend already acquired “territory”? Or you cant’ read English?

  5. For Yep! Instead of wasting time “discovering” that Scholar = Lawyer and other crap, why don’t deshit your own brain and help us do some useful research. Or are you too anti-“intellectual” as a knee-jerk reflex? What I keep saying is exactly in tune with for instance the HarrietHT post on GoV at http://gatesofvienna.net/2014/10/in-the-land-of-assertive-kafirs/#more-34442: “The sooner Islam is represented as the political subversive force that it is, the sooner the people will recognize its totalitarian aims and move to demand action such as L.A. describes. While Islam claims the mantle of “religion,” that is only the cloak it wears to disguise its goals. Even two years ago, that reality was rarely discussed in any forum. Everyone alarmed at encroaching sharia focuses on the misdirection from Bush, “Islam is a religion of peace,” and single out the word “peace” for special derision. When the real misdirection was the label, “religion,” as if that’s all it is, just another of the world’s false religions.” Or is this also too “intellectual” for you? Stop being pseudo-“clever” and make yourself useful.

  6. Hey, Yep! How is what I say different from HarrietHT said in her G0V post: “The sooner Islam is represented as the political subversive force that it is, the sooner the people will recognize its totalitarian aims and move to demand action such as L.A. describes. While Islam claims the mantle of “religion,” that is only the cloak it wears to disguise its goals. Even two years ago, that reality was rarely discussed in any forum.
    Everyone alarmed at encroaching sharia focuses on the misdirection from Bush, “Islam is a religion of peace,” and single out the word “peace” for special derision. When the real misdirection was the label, “religion,” as if that’s all it is, just another of the world’s false religions.” Or is what she says also too “brainy” for you?

  7. @Yep

    Lawyer’s comments are perfectly valid.

    “There can be no enforcement of any religious law here, openly or through a back door. And there NEVER will be”

    Perhaps he could have prefaced the sentence for the intellectually retarded though. He could have said ‘if we want to live in a free and democratic society – there can be no enforcement of any religious law…’

    But he didn’t as he assumed most readers would have understood it without having the need to have it spelled out explicitly.

    “…And there NEVER will be” is a reasonable statement. Despite the fact that some areas in our suburbs could be seen to be islamic ghettos – this is purely and simply because muslims choose to follow their delusions – which they are entitled to do under our democratic system. They also get to experience the effects of their actions – i.e. the widespread disdain for all things islamic by the great bulk of the Australian populace. Sane and reasonable people realise that local islamic spin doctors are trying to put lipstick on a pig doesn’t. We just need 2nd generation muslims to realise this. ISIS etc help in this regard.

  8. Lawyer & Mohammed Wazir Ahkspaidar if you BOTH know “THAT” then it must be so but in some alternative reality.

    SHARIA LAW is in Australia and governs all Muslims in Australia’s ISLAMIC GHETTOs (and Australia’s non-Ghetto living Muslims) and absolutely overrides any Australian Law for Muslims – irrespective of WHAT either of you ostriches think or think you KNOW. The Australin Government even authorises halal Certification.

    DUMB ASSES
    and I’m NOT being rude to you both – just stating the facts (about your dangerously naive individual realities).

    Typical Australian ignorance from REALLY unaware and ignorant about ISLAM Muslim helpers wake the fuck up you are helping ISLAM NOT hindering it with your false knowledge.

  9. Why is the race discrimination commissioner talking about Muslims who are the only one who wear the Burqa (that is the modesty part of the religion)

    What race is the muslim I ask Tim?

  10. @Yep 2 (2 dangerously naive dumbasses)

    “….DUMB ASSES and I’m NOT being rude to you both –..”
    Why would anyone think otherwise, you’re definitely

    “… just stating the facts ”

    Yes, definitely playing the ball and not the man

    “…(about your dangerously naive individual realities).”..”
    That’s simply an opinion. You know nothing of anyone else’s ‘reality’ – so have no grounds to comment.

    The points you make are unsubstantiated. Although I’m sure there are muslims in Australia following sharia to the fullest extent they can in our society without breaking the law (or without getting caught), on the other hand most muslims do not actually want sharia as it curtails their fun.

    I personally know muslims who drink regularly and scoff at the craziness of the more sincere followers of the cult they were born into. I even know a couple of muslim atheists. And yes, I know that is not typical . But most of them want a house, 2 cars and a 42″ TV and no hassles in their lives. They only become dangerous when they are in mindless groups being whipped up by sanctimonious imams – or dangerous hotheads with a grievance against society in general which doesn’t treat them as the little arab princes they think they are.

    I take the tack that there is no reason to get hysterical about muslims. It is uncalled for. Hysteria stops a person being clearly able to evaluate a situation.

    There is no way they are taking over Australia. They are up against 95% of the Australian population who are awakening to their overall aims and methods. They are up against not just European Australians – but Hindus and Buddhists (and ME Christians) who have suffered directly under their rule. We have police and military forces more than equipped to handle any possible scenario based around some sort of muslim uprising. And they are up against dissension from within their own ranks – communications technology is exposing the dark heart of the beast d, month by mot

    Islam is going through its death throes , trying to take as many with it as it can bit rest assured it will be in the wastebasket of history in a couple of decades

  11. Yep! Yep! and Perhaps! Exactly but witch refers to which
    MWA is like the sound made when one fake kisses.

    If you meansa me is astupid sheikyer then I will and can only say thanka you a very much you a nicea man and you do a nice joba facilitating thisa good site.
    If you mean MWA and the “Solicitor” then I can only also agree. Sharia does exist in Australia irrespective of what they both know. I still think both of them are TROLLS.
    Thanks for the fun break and the kind words Sheikyer but you assume if the you represents me that I would be missed when dead or that I am intelligent enough to be classified as stupid.
    That should please MWA MWA MWA. Damnn I feel so naughty.
    Now I feel even naughtier.

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