Thursday, October 19, 2006

Can A Woman Make a Full Contribution In a Veil?

This question was asked on Question Time tonight and the audience contained a suspiciously large number of veiled women. This suspicion was proved when Salma Yaqoob, one of the panelists and a muslim woman, claimed that only 1% of muslim women in Britain wore a full veil. Hmmm...

The full veil is ridiculous. You only have to look at the pairs of eyes gazing out from the Question Time audience to realise that. A man wearing such a garment would be presumed to be a bank robber or worse. The face plays a vital role in human communication and hiding behind a piece of fabric does nothing for integration or interaction.

The hand wringing and complaining from segments of the muslim community is equally ridiculous. There are very few countries in the world that have the number of liberties that are available to all sections of society in the UK. Certainly there are no majority ruled muslim countries that offer these freedoms. Nobody is talking about legislating against veils, but part of living in a free society is the ability to discuss these hot topics.

Oh and on the specific question, my girlfriend made a good point that wasn't made by the panel. Women in a veil cannot participate fully with deaf lipreaders. Which minority should we protecting here?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This winding sheet is for the living dead - they are things not persons and should be treated as objects.

I tire of seeing this halloween costume and think it is a stupid indulgence of a collapsing society that cannot even enforce its own way of life.

Anonymous said...

To much time spent on a question of no merit

Disillusioned and Bored said...

This question has a huge amount of merit and is really part of the larger debate of whether the terms muslim and integration are mutually exclusive. Surely, the uproar created by the question proves that there is public interest and therefore merit in it being asked.

Anonymous said...

The veil is a shroud...shrouds are worn by the dead....these women are Living Dead