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UK: MP quizzed by police after saying 'wearing burkha was like having paper bag over your head'
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 23, 2010

Posted on 03/23/2010 10:28:34 AM PDT by Stoat

An MP was investigated by police for inciting racial hatred over controversial comments about the burkha following complaints from a human rights association.

Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said wearing the garment was the religious equivalent of 'going round with a paper bag over your head'.

During a parliamentary debate last month he urged the House of Commons to 'seriously consider' banning the garment.

 

Now it has emerged police received a complaint about the Kettering MP a few days after his comments from the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council (NREC).

Officers rang Mr Hollobone to say a complaint had been made but the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case a few days later as there were no grounds for prosecution.

Debates in Westminster are protected by parliamentary privilege but Mr Hollobone said the complaint could have related to comments made inside or outside the Commons.

He criticised the 'hypocritical and 'patronising' NREC today for championing freedom of speech while attempting to have him prosecuted.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; burkha; dhimmitude; england; eurabia; greatbritain; islam; islamofascism; jihadineurope; londonistan; muslim; politicalcorrectness; sharia; uk; unitedkingdom
My apologies for the severe editing of this article....this was done in order to remain in compliance with Free Republic rules pertaining to the posting of articles from the UK's Daily Mail.  Please click on the main article link to see the full story.

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PHILIP HOLLOBONEWoman wearing a burkha (file picture)

 

Probe: Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said in the House of Commons last month that wearing a burkha was like 'going round with a paper bag over your head'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1260041/MP-Philip-Hollobone-quizzed-police-controversial-burkha-comments.html#ixzz0j1M9okm2

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The Conservative Party - People - Members of Parliament - Philip Hollobone MP

 

Philip Hollobone MP, Kettering (TheyWorkForYou.com)

 

Philip Hollobone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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This may also be of interest:

YouTube - Ban the burka

Although Pat Condell, who made the video above, is by his own proud admission an 'angry Atheist', and rarely has charitable things to say for any religion, he also is an articulate speaker against things pertaining to Islamofascism and I found his video above to be quite worthwhile...I hope that you will too :-)

1 posted on 03/23/2010 10:28:34 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Well it IS like wearing a bag over your head. Just like praying with your face in the dirt and ass in the air is like asking to be...um...never mind.


2 posted on 03/23/2010 10:31:55 AM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Stoat

But it is like having a bag over your head. It’s just a cloth version of the Unknown Comic...http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2008/07/28/bagx.jpg


3 posted on 03/23/2010 10:32:07 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

I wonder how muslims survive in prison during ‘prayer’ time.


4 posted on 03/23/2010 10:34:06 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Stoat

Considering all the Orwellian police state crap I see coming out of the British police, I’m beginning to think we should ban them from entering the United States on the grounds that they are a threat to American citizens.


5 posted on 03/23/2010 10:36:16 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: Stoat
Wearing a burkha is not like wearing a paper bag on your head. That would be environmentally incorrect.

It's like wearing a reusable cloth bag over your head.

In fact, it is wearing a cloth bag over your head.
6 posted on 03/23/2010 10:37:49 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Regulator

Obama will be having the Brits over to instruct the Chicago police in how to be even more fascistic ~ but once his regime is gone it’s time to revise the list to make sure NO British cops ever get to visit this country.


7 posted on 03/23/2010 10:38:10 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

“Well it IS like wearing a bag over your head. Just like praying with your face in the dirt and ass in the air is like asking to be...um...never mind.”

Bawney Fwank’s date?


8 posted on 03/23/2010 10:39:21 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama in complete control of your health care and mine. What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Stoat

How far we have fallen.

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how everything is degrading in society today - even our perception of freedom?

Fifty years ago, in the “backwards” 50’s and 60’s, people would be furious at being told what to say. Now it is accepted.


9 posted on 03/23/2010 10:40:08 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Stoat
Although Pat Condell, who made the video above, is by his own proud admission an 'angry Atheist', and rarely has charitable things to say for any religion, he also is an articulate speaker against things pertaining to Islamofascism and I found his video above to be quite worthwhile...

I've seen a number of his videos.While he has no love for religion in general he has specifically said that he has far more respect for the typical Christian or Jew than he does for the Religion Of Pieces and many of its followers.

10 posted on 03/23/2010 10:41:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Stoat

“UK: MP quizzed by police after saying ‘wearing burkha was like having paper bag over your head’”

The poor Brits have even lost freedom of speech!!


11 posted on 03/23/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by kenmcg (uicl)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Agreed....he unleashes his very harshest (and in my view, most entertaining, insightful and worthwhile) broadsides against Islam. He has a clarity of perspective on the matter that I wish was shared by more people.


12 posted on 03/23/2010 10:46:28 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

He’s exactly correct - I have one that I got as a souvenir from the troops for sending stuff to Afghanistan.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 10:46:33 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: thethirddegree
I wonder how muslims survive in prison during ‘prayer’ time.

I got into a fight in prison (did a couple of years at Beeville, Texas why is not important) once because someone asked, "Why do all the Mexicans have their name tattooed across their back?"

I answered, "So the guy behind him knows he is plugging the right guy." One of the guys who heard me took offense.
14 posted on 03/23/2010 10:50:17 AM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Regulator
Islam attacked the UK from the bottom and center...and it is attacking the U.S. from the top (the presidency).

Just as the healthcare bill was rammed down, so will Islam and America's betrayal is Israel, then Christianity be rammed down onto our citizens.

The enemy is on the move!!!

15 posted on 03/23/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: Stoat

I remember a time when stories like this only came out of places like East Germany and the USSR.


16 posted on 03/23/2010 10:52:59 AM PDT by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: nina0113
He’s exactly correct - I have one that I got as a souvenir from the troops for sending stuff to Afghanistan.

I have heard some Western women say, when they have put on a burkha for the first time, that it is quite a chilling experience when they've considered the breathtaking, inhuman oppression and utterly crushing brutality that goes along with this particular 'garment'.

 

17 posted on 03/23/2010 10:54:56 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: highlander_UW

I loved that guy. Did you know his Mother was from BAG dad and his father from SACK remento.


18 posted on 03/23/2010 11:03:17 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Nickname
I remember a time when stories like this only came out of places like East Germany and the USSR.

Indeed.  I find it quite instructive to follow the news from the UK not only to remain up to date on current events but also to be reminded of the paths that Socialism takes once it has its tentacles hooked in a society.  Unfortunately, the cancer has spread far and deep throughout the UK and so it serves as an indicator of things to come here in the USA if we fail to halt its progress.

Even far closer to home, speech is far from being free.  Famous, revered Americans are being advised that they risk prosecution in Canada for 'causing offense through their speech', even before they say anything there.

Right-wing U.S. firebrand Ann Coulter will file grievance with rights panel

19 posted on 03/23/2010 11:25:17 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
More like a dirty diaper....metaphorically speaking of course.
20 posted on 03/23/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Niteranger68
More like a dirty diaper....metaphorically speaking of course

Agreed...the diaper of a deranged, hysterical and intrinsically-violent, unapologetically brutal and intellectually-unsustainable cult named 'Islam'.

21 posted on 03/23/2010 11:35:18 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
I have heard some Western women say, when they have put on a burkha for the first time, that it is quite a chilling experience when they've considered the breathtaking, inhuman oppression and utterly crushing brutality that goes along with this particular 'garment'.

Yep! And the SECOND thought, is to kill the oppressors with a baseball bat, because shooting is too good for them.

I've offered to let other women try on my burkha - most prefer not to.

22 posted on 03/23/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: 70th Division
I loved that guy. Did you know his Mother was from BAG dad and his father from SACK remento.

Ouch...and I suppose his favorite historical figure was Sack-a-jawea?

That was back when TV was cheesy by design.

23 posted on 03/23/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: highlander_UW

I loved that show. Chuck Barras was a hoot


24 posted on 03/23/2010 1:31:42 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: muawiyah

I know a lot of British Police officers, (including one quite famous blogger who won a prestigious journalism prize before his bosses found out and pulled the plug) and the common thread I have heard in discussions with them is that they hate being used as Zanu-Labour’s stormtroopers and being made to enforce political correctness. However, as they tell me, Zanu-Labour has essentially removed a police officers ability to use their own discretion when responding to a crime report. If those officers hadn’t rung him up, their superiors would have wanted to know why a reported crime hadn’t been ‘detected’ by the officers, because it would be messing up their government-imposed performance targets.
I know of a fact that most British police officers are not the happy about being the fascist PC enforcers that the government has made them become. The fact that a lot of them are regular visitors to sickipedia.org and share the same sick sense of humour as I do tells me that they are far from politically correct, but are forced to be so by Labour’s stupid policies, if they want to keep their jobs...


25 posted on 03/23/2010 4:51:05 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

Sorry for your prison time but that is a GREAT line. LOL!


26 posted on 03/24/2010 4:55:08 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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