| Boris Johnson Both Mocks and Fears the Burqa
| Monday, August 13, 2018
Jihad Watch : As everyone knows by now, Boris Johnson, no longer the British Foreign
Secretary, but still a prominent MP and force in the Tory Party as well
as, again, a journalist for The Telegraph, recently delivered himself of
his views on the burqa/niqab. Here is some of what he wrote:
If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I totally agree.
I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.
And he added that “a female student turned up at school or at a
university lecture looking like a bank robber” he would ask her to
remove it to speak to her. Mr Johnson, who quit as Foreign Secretary last month over Brexit,
said it was “sensible” to be able to read each others facial expressions
and humans “must be able to see each other’s faces.”
“He said that individual businesses or branches of Government
should be free to enforce a dress code that enables their workers to
best interact with customers – which could involve removing the veils.
And now a respected Muslim scholar, Taj Hargey, the imam at Oxford
Islamic Congregation, has taken part in the debate. Hargey has been in
the news many times before for his moderate stance. He once so angered
the Muslim Weekly that the paper declared him to be a “Qadiani” only
pretending as a Muslim (“Qadiani” is the pejorative name for Ahmadis,
whom other Muslims do not regard as real Muslims) — and such a charge
made him a potential target for attack. Hargey, a Sunni Muslim, sued the publication, and won a high five-figure settlement for defamation.
Hargey has entered the lists, firmly in support of Boris Johnson against his hysterical detractors:
Taj Hargey, the imam at Oxford Islamic Congregation, said Mr Johnson should “not apologise for telling the truth.’
“The burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim.” “Although this deliberate identity-concealing contraption is
banned at the Kaaba in Mecca it is permitted in Britain, thus
precipitating security risks, accelerating vitamin D deficiency,
endorsing gender-inequality, and inhibiting community cohesion.”
“In reality it is a toxic patriarchy controlling women.” “Is it any wonder that many younger women have internalised this
poisonous chauvinism by asserting that it is their human right to hide
their faces? Johnson did not go far enough.”
Boris Johnson has gone off, unfazed, and unapologetic, on holiday abroad.
Read it all here......................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:43 PM