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Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'
Spiegel Online ^ | February 25, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST by forkinsocket

A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women. The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men.

But now a German designer has debuted a digitally-enabled burqa that can broadcast a photo of the wearer to nearby mobile phones. Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law.

A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the Masschusetts Institute of Technology.

Kison says the burqa has a "digital layer" that incorporates a Bluetooth antenna, which lets women "decide for themselves where they want to position themselves virtually." Nearby mobile phones that also use Bluetooth will light up with any small file a woman chooses to broadcast as her identity -- a photo, a cartoon, a text file or even a sound clip.

Kison's broadcast technology started as a marketing tool; the so-called "Bluebot" system is meant to send digital advertisements to passing phones. But Kison's new design turns a burqa into a walking MySpace page.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: bluetooth; burka; cellphones; freepun; islam; mobilephones; muslims; stuckonstupid
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1 posted on 03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

So all women who wear burqas from now on are going to be in essence walking AIM convrsations.

Wonderful.


2 posted on 03/04/2008 8:44:18 PM PST by MacDorcha (Arm yourself!)
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To: forkinsocket; Slings and Arrows
Just what the world needs......
I don't know how we lived without it all these years.....
3 posted on 03/04/2008 8:44:26 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: forkinsocket

OK ....

4 posted on 03/04/2008 8:47:08 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: forkinsocket
Hmm, Muslim women may only use electronic communication yet Amish women may not use it at all.

Must be something there. Or, more likely, nothing.


5 posted on 03/04/2008 8:47:40 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: forkinsocket

i’ve been working on a prototype of this in my garage for years. i even mortgaged my house to pay for r&d. aargh! back to the drawing board...


6 posted on 03/04/2008 8:48:23 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: forkinsocket

This is wrong on so many levels. A Neanderthal society that imprisons its women in these primitive shrouds uses technology invented in the West to circumvent their inane religious rules. Unbelievably stupid.


7 posted on 03/04/2008 8:52:37 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Fiddlstix; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
If it means that we can put a bag on Helen Thomas, I'm all for it.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 9:00:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: forkinsocket
Nearby mobile phones that also use Bluetooth will light up with any small file a woman chooses to broadcast as her identity -- a photo, a cartoon, a text file or even a sound clip.

Here's a cartoon for ya...




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9 posted on 03/04/2008 9:01:13 PM PST by JCG
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To: phrogphlyer; forkinsocket
What she sends:

What she is:

(Someone can surely make a revised pic, no?)

10 posted on 03/04/2008 9:05:48 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Somehow, the phrase “Pig in a poke” was coming to mind.


11 posted on 03/04/2008 9:07:49 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: forkinsocket

Oh nooo! When this tech gets into the hands of American teenagers, walking down the street will give you pages and pages of phone spam.


12 posted on 03/04/2008 9:09:02 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: forkinsocket

Medieval savages can’t mix with a modern society no matter how many stupid ideas like this they come up with.

And thats exactly what a burka is. A Medieval outfit forced upon women to control them. The book of death, the Koran, doesn’t even order women to wear burkas. Thats how idiotic all this pandering is. They are pandering to 8th century throwbacks.


13 posted on 03/04/2008 9:14:05 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: phrogphlyer

I’m sorry, but I can’t help but think she looks like a Ring Wraith! Albeit in blue, not black! LOL


14 posted on 03/04/2008 9:14:47 PM PST by LibertyRocks ("Islam - The Religion of Pieces" -- quote from LR's "Infidel & Proud" Daughter)
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To: forkinsocket

This is so dumb — needing technology to see her face. Just let her take the stupid veil off.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 9:15:07 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: forkinsocket
Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law.

That's totally irrelevant. The muzzie thought police will make up some excuse to stone the first woman they catch using one.

16 posted on 03/04/2008 9:16:19 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: forkinsocket
Don't worry, the imams will quickly reinterpret their Sharia law and fix any loophole......and the flirty ladies behind the veil will NOT be grandfathered in if they're using any electronic devices.

Leni

17 posted on 03/04/2008 9:18:55 PM PST by MinuteGal (I Love My Country More Than I Hate McCain !)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; robomatik

What’s really stupid is that a woman could take a picture of herself somewhere else and send it from her phone anyway. Who needs a high priced burka.

I’m more surprised that they haven’t yet invented a burka that has signal blocking capabilities so they can’t use their cells phones. Maybe you could work on that instead, robomatik. ;)


18 posted on 03/04/2008 9:19:30 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: brityank

On a plane trip to Oklahoma, I ended up sitting next to a plain clothes saudi male. Worked for the saudi oil industry. He was drinking wiskey the entire flight. Even he was admiting to me how messed up it was that you couldn’t see what women looked like in public. I will always remember this, he said, “Dating in my country is the worst! You see a woman walking in a mall, and if you even find a way to get her your number, once the burka comes off, she ends up looking like Rosanne Barr!”. He was soo wasted, he had to practically be carried off the plane.

All the years later, I never forgot that.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 9:23:26 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: brityank

So true. How would a man know she really looks like what she is broadcasting? Maybe that will give the women an air of mystery. I can envision all these men on the streets checking out the babes on their cell phones. Too funny.


20 posted on 03/04/2008 9:23:39 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: forkinsocket

Misogynist Muhammad strikes another blow from the grave.


21 posted on 03/04/2008 9:23:45 PM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: forkinsocket
... it isn't forbidden by Islamic law.

That will be small consolation after some honor killer sends your head rolling down the street.

22 posted on 03/04/2008 9:24:08 PM PST by AZLiberty (President Fred -- I like the sound of it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sometimes being on FR can really help with the old diet.

Who on earth would want to flirt with a muslim man in the first place? I just lost my appetite.


23 posted on 03/04/2008 9:25:13 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: brityank
Just for you... ;)

ThomasRemake
24 posted on 03/04/2008 9:27:02 PM PST by LibertyRocks ("Islam - The Religion of Pieces" -- quote from LR's "Infidel & Proud" Daughter)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

That is sooooo funny.


25 posted on 03/04/2008 9:27:17 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: JCG

Can you put a pancake on his head?


26 posted on 03/04/2008 9:29:35 PM PST by BBell
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To: phrogphlyer
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You sure that’s not Lazareth?

27 posted on 03/04/2008 9:43:12 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Speaking of things you don’t forget, a good friend of mine and his wife worked in Saudi Arabia 30 years ago. When they entered the country, the customs / morals police used black magic marker to mark over all the lingerie ads in her fashion magazines — and those adverts weren’t very racy back then, either. What an uptight society. No wonder it has so many weird pathologies.


28 posted on 03/04/2008 9:45:51 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: forkinsocket

“Nearby mobile phones that also use Bluetooth will light up with any small file a woman chooses to broadcast as her identity — a photo, a cartoon, a text file or even a sound clip.”

The soon to be adopted technology of prostitutes for thier pricelist. Quicker than craigslist. lol


29 posted on 03/04/2008 10:17:03 PM PST by fishhound
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To: metmom

“Who on earth would want to flirt with a muslim man in the first place?”

Hello handsome! You smell of camel, not goat. Your eyes are black as the prophet’s heart (pbuh), and your beard as thick as mine. If you desire to beat me no more than once a week, let’s set a date.


30 posted on 03/04/2008 10:29:26 PM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: All

I wonder if there is a fatwa in the works about this?


31 posted on 03/04/2008 10:47:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
there will be lots of this

and this


32 posted on 03/04/2008 11:00:08 PM PST by Liberty2007 (We are busy winning hearts and minds while our islamfascist enemy is busy cutting throats and necks.)
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To: Liberty2007
I almost got it!


33 posted on 03/04/2008 11:46:15 PM PST by Liberty2007 (We are busy winning hearts and minds while our islamfascist enemy is busy cutting throats and necks.)
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To: brityank

It might The Reaper!


34 posted on 03/05/2008 3:59:12 AM PST by Peelod (I do renounce Hillary! and all her pomps and works.)
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To: forkinsocket

35 posted on 03/05/2008 4:41:34 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: brityank
to early in the morning for that,,,now quit
36 posted on 03/05/2008 4:46:13 AM PST by righthand man (WE'RE SOUTHERN AND PROUD OF IT)
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To: forkinsocket
Kind of an enhanced “gaydar.
37 posted on 03/05/2008 4:46:52 AM PST by Clay Moore ("My daddy says I'm this close to living in the yard." Ralph Wiggum)
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To: metmom; MinuteGal; forkinsocket
That's totally irrelevant. The muzzie thought police will make up some excuse to stone the first woman they catch using one.

Don't worry, the imams will quickly reinterpret their Sharia law and fix any loophole......and the flirty ladies behind the veil will NOT be grandfathered in if they're using any electronic devices.

I would think that the intent of their stupid Burka law is to make women cover up and not show off any part of their female body so they won't tempt the men (who obviously are not expected to have any self-control).

So I would think the spirit of their stupid law is being violated here, so that if discovered the penalty for the woman would be the same if she was going around uncovered.

38 posted on 03/05/2008 4:56:11 AM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: Titan Magroyne

LOL!!


39 posted on 03/05/2008 5:04:43 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Liberty2007

Actually, post 33 doesn’t look so bad after all after seeing the one before.

I keep saying that some clothes should not be made in some sizes.


40 posted on 03/05/2008 5:05:56 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: brityank
That was exactly what I was thinking. I would think it would be against Islam to do this since the photo would surely be provocative.

Looking at how she's wearing that burqua in the pic, I would expect to see the "scream" face in there...

41 posted on 03/05/2008 8:07:11 AM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: LibertyRocks

Many thanks — great job. I’ve already sent them both along with the story to some of my friends. What a hoot!


42 posted on 03/05/2008 8:42:00 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: forkinsocket

Funny thing is they haven’t worn these all over sacks for centuries. Just since the 1970s.


43 posted on 03/05/2008 6:26:56 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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