Micheal Cobley

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Frenzied Fear Of Garments!

You know what this is about – uh huh, its about French legislators banning the niqab (thats the veil, not the burkah as the braindead Daily Express has it). Now, who in their right mind really think this is going to change actions and more importantly the thinking of Muslim women in France? Are they going to look at this new law and think, “Gosh, well, if its the law then I better not wear it any more.” Or will they think, “Why should I give up my customs and beliefs to satisfy the infantile fears of some French people?” (and of course, there will continue to be pressure from the husbands of Muslim women for them to keep wearing it).

Its all so stupid. If you focus on one ethnic group and make it illegal for them to wear a piece of cloth, isnt it just possible that maybe, just maybe that might make them bloody-minded enough to determinedly adopt it?

I mean, this has happened before, in Britain, no less. In 1746 the Dress Act banned the wearing of the kilt, which was essentially the traditional garb of the Highland clans and the Jacobites. When the act was repealed 35 years later, the kilt was embraced by almost every community in Scotland (or least the ones who could afford the cloth). I commend to your attention the following link:


Just take a look at the Daily Express clippings below the article – if ever there a case were needed for closing down that vile rag in the name of decency and civilisation, there it is. In fact, if the Daily Express, the Daily Mail and the Sun were to vanish overnight, the level of civilisation in the UK would burgeon and a new golden age would be upon us…or at least an age where we’d be spared the febrile, corrosive hate that drips from their pages.

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  1. McEff Says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Hi. It’s reassuring to see the world’s not full of the living braindead. You’re absolutely right. Get rid of the Mail, the Express and the Sun and Britain would be a far more pleasant place to live.

  2. Qatux Says:

    July 18th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Seems Damien Green and ‘the Coalition’ agree. I’m not entirely convinced but, “Green added that unlike France, Britain was not “aggressively secular” – really?

  3. rockitboy Says:

    July 18th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I would dearly love to live in a world where women weren’t forced or propagandised into wearing these concealing garments (though you could say that about whatever frippery is being huckstered by Cosmo and similar mags). But making it an offence for which you can be fined is stupid beyond belief. It wont work – and to be frank it isnt meant to work. Its just another dog-whistle issue designed to reinforce fundamentalists who like hiding their women, and to appease and encourage anti-muslim feeling.

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