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  • French court suspends burkini ban

    08/26/2016 10:04:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/26/2016 | Jim Bittermann
    (CNN) — Mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, France's highest administrative court ruled Friday. The Council of State's ruling suspends a ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice, and could affect cities around the country that have prohibited the full-length swimsuit.
  • Austrian politician compares burqa to nuns habit

    08/18/2016 6:10:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    The Local Austria | 18 Aug 2016 11:47 GMT+02:00
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  • Modesty and Beach Volleyball

    08/15/2016 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 283 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Modesty and Beach Volleyball Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2016 • One of the less edifying aspects of the Summer Olympics in Rio is the attire of the women’s beach volleyball players from Western countries. Most of the women wear a tiny bikini with the bottom being especially tiny. (I do not show a picture here because I deem it immodest to do so. Instead, I show a picture of some of the men, whose attire I mention below.) Embed from Getty Images  Frankly, playing volleyball in a tiny bikini seems quite unnecessary. I would argue that it...
  • German judges' associations call for headscarf ban in court

    08/08/2016 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 08 Aug 2016 17:09 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Several associations of judges in Germany have proposed a headscarf ban for judges and trainee lawyers, claiming that this is a necessary measure if neutrality is to be upheld in court. At present, the German Constitution does not ban citizens from wearing religious symbols. Only in Berlin does a ban exist for employees of city authorities. But two judicial organizations — the Association of German Administrative Judges and the German Association of Judges — as well as the Ministers for Justice in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, are suggesting that judges and junior lawyers should be prevented from...
  • Turkey: Burqa-Clad Attackers Beat ‘Gulenist’ Pregnant Woman for ‘Revealing Clothes’

    08/04/2016 10:37:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 3 Aug 2016 | by Frances Martel
    A Turkish newspaper employee was tackled to the floor during an attack by burqa-clad women accusing the six-months pregnant victim of being a “Gulenist” and wearing “revealing” clothes that violate sharia law. The women were accompanied by a man who warned she was one of four other “targets” they would attack. Hazal Ölmez, an employee at the newspaper Evrensel, was walking home from work in Istanbul when three people, two of them women wearing burqas, slammed her to the floor. “Why are you wearing revealing clothes? You are a coup supporter and a Gülenist,” the group reportedly yelled at her....
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains [Islamic Conquest]

    06/14/2016 4:15:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/13/2016 | Staff
    Adverts promoting negative body images will be banned across the Transport for London (TfL) network from next month. As part of his mayoral election manifesto Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting "unhealthy or unrealistic" body images. The advertising watchdog received 378 complaints in 2015 about a weight-loss advert that asked customers if they were "beach body ready?" Mr Khan has now asked TfL to set up its own advertising steering group. The Protein World "beach body ready" promotional posters were defaced in Tube stations and a petition was started calling for the adverts to be banned, however the Advertising...
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Bans Sexy Women In Advertisements

    06/13/2016 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, announced Monday that “body shaming” advertisements will no longer be allowed in London’s public transport. “As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end,” Khan said. The mayor added, “Nobody should feel pressurised, while they travel on the Tube or bus, into unrealistic expectations surrounding their bodies and I want to send a clear message to the advertising industry about this.” Khan was not clear...
  • Rare species spotted on the streets of Saudi Arabia, people are stunned

    12/13/2015 9:30:40 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 12/13/15 | Mezotronix
    Rare species spotted on the streets of Saudi Arabia, people are stunned You've guessed it. Read more at
  • Al Jazeera America producer: Showing terror bride’s pics without burqa is 'disrespectful'

    12/08/2015 6:26:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 12/07/2015 | Steve Berman
    An Al Jazeera America producer claimed that media photos of terrorist Tashfeen Malik without her face-covering burqa are “disrespectful to her culture.” Really? In a now-deleted tweet reported by Right Scoop, Hashem Said wrote “Come on ABC…the family attorney says #TashfeenMalik wore a burqa that covered her face, and you’re putting out pictures of her without it?” On Friday, ABC News published a photo of Malik, wife of Syed Rizwan Farook and half of the terror team that slaughtered 14 innocent people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday.
  • Pakistan grants bail to detained hard-line cleric

    04/15/2009 2:33:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/15/09 | ZARAR KHAN , AP
    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release on bail Monday of a hard-line cleric who had been detained since shortly before soldiers stormed his mosque in 2007, killing scores of people and energizing the country's Islamist insurgency. Maulana Abdul Aziz was granted bail while the court considers the charges against him in relation to the siege of the Red Mosque in the capital, Islamabad, his lawyer Shaukat Siddiqui told reporters outside the court. Prosecutors were not available for comment. Aziz was arrested as he tried to sneak out of the mosque dressed in an all-covering burqa worn by some Muslim women....
  • 'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr'

    07/20/2007 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 29 replies · 991+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/18/07 | Rafia Riaz
    'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr' A woman who was inside Islamabad's Red Mosque when it was stormed by Pakistani troops on 10 July has given the BBC one of the first accounts of the final hours of the siege. Unwilling to be named, the survivor said she was not held hostage by militants inside. More than 100 people died in the army operation - she was one of only 30 women to walk out alive after soldiers went in. Following are excerpts from the interview with Rafia Riaz of the BBC's Urdu service. ..."They asked me to come...
  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • Switzerland overwhelmingly votes for burqa ban with ÂŁ6,500 fine for Muslim women who rebel

    11/25/2015 9:29:46 AM PST · by DCdude · 52 replies
    UK Express ^ | 11/25/2015 | OLI SMITH
    Muslim women can no longer wear the full-body garment in shops, restaurants or public buildings and anyone caught flouting the ban could be struck with a ÂŁ6,500 fine. The local government of Ticino approved the referendum after the Swiss Parliament ruled that the ban did not violate the country's federal law. Two in three voters in the canton backed the move in an overwhelming result for a referendum, in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe. The law which MPs voted for only applies to veils which covers the body from head to foot worn by the 40,000 Muslim...
  • China bans burqa in biggest Muslim city

    01/19/2015 9:23:33 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 13 2015 | Steven Jiang
    Legislators in China's far-western Xinjiang province have passed a law to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported, in a continued campaign against what authorities view as religious extremism. The new ban in Urumqi was approved by local legislators last month, and given the greenlight by the regional legislature at the weekend. The ordinance name suggests it targets outer garments covering someone's full body including the face, which is called a burqa in some Islamic traditions.
  • Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

    01/10/2015 1:27:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:49pm EST | Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak
    A bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. "The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old," a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of northern Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks
  • Afghan woman shocks onlookers by baring her legs

    12/11/2014 8:48:04 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ny post ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Hechtman
    Here’s the mystery woman who ditched her burqa in Afghanistan and sauntered around Kabul with her legs showing — stunning onlookers and scandalizing the country’s mullahs. “I was shocked,’’ the man who took the photo, local journalist Hayat Ensafi, told the BBC. “I know I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here walking down the streets like this.’’ He tried to talk to her, “but she walked very fast and didn’t talk to me at all.’’ He posted the shot on Facebook and it has gone viral. “The whole city of Kabul is shocked,’’...
  • Muslim Wonder Woman Enslaved with Burqa ... Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in Headscarf

    02/18/2014 7:19:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | February 17, 2014 | Lauren Davis
    Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in a Headscarf Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.
  • Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator

    01/30/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 83 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Woman dies after hijab, hair get tangled in Montreal escalator MONTREAL — A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m. He alerted transit workers, who called police. When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. "We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren't able to save her," paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency. The exact circumstances of the woman's death weren't immediately clear, but Montreal police...
  • How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public

    01/11/2014 2:57:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Pew Research ^ | JANUARY 8, 2014 | JACOB POUSHTER
    An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public. The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card...
  • The Battle of the Burqa

    10/09/2013 5:09:45 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Britain is reaping the fruits of its multi-decennial multicultural policy and of what is euphemistically called “tolerance” - and realistically “bending over backwards” - to Islam. If anyone doubts that Muhammadanism is a supremacist doctrine, this doubting Thomas should take a look at what’s happening in an English school currently in the news. Britain's first Muslim “free school” (namely, government funded but outside local authority control), Al-Madinah School in the city of Derby, underwent a two-day (October 1-2) inspection by officials of the government’s education regulator Ofsted. The school has been...
  • Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, San Diego

    08/06/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    cbs8. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013 A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public's help locating her. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of...
  • (Healthcare in Afghanistan) 'Donkey Ambulance' Rides To The Rescue Of Afghan Women In Labor

    10/01/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | September 28, 2013 | Antoine Blua
    Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys. Enter the maternity saddle -- a new invention that promises to carry women in labor across Afghanistan's difficult terrain so they can get the medical care they need. The British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle developed the inflatable donkey saddle to ease the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. The lack of suitable transport in mountainous areas leads many pregnant women to opt against heading to health centers in favor of giving birth...
  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • Iranian Judges Rule Female Swimmer’s Head-To-Toe Swimsuit “Too Revealing”; Swim Time Goes Unrecorded

    06/30/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 28/06/2013 | Mandana
    Iran swimmer’s time goes unrecorded: “Her bathing suit was too revealing” An Iranian woman has taken on a difficult challenge: to swim as long as possible in open waters, where she has to wear a diving suit, a full jacket, and a headscarf. However, this was still not enough for the sports authorities, who she claims told her they could not record her latest swim because her outfit was too revealing. In Iran, women swimmers usually compete in all-female pools, and only at the national level, not abroad, to avoid being seen by men. Professional swimmer Elham Sadat Asghari, however,...
  • Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her [wore burqa]

    05/14/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sarah Hoye, Lateef Mungin
    A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground. Christina Regusters was charged Monday with aggravated assault, kidnapping, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and several other offenses in the January incident that had police searching door to door and parents clutching their children tightly. The little girl's ordeal began January 14 when a woman wearing a burqa -- a head-to-toe covered garment with a slit for the eyes -- went to a West Philadelphia school shortly after...
  • "The little girl's ordeal began January 14 when a woman wearing a burqa..."

    04/30/2013 6:26:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Here's the question: why wasn't this woman ID'ed when she went into the school and took this little 5-year-old girl? Because she was wearing a burka? Even children are sacrificed in deference to Islam. We see it in Boston media coverage as well. The excuses, the fawning, the "poor wittle jihadis" that blew mothers and children to bits on the streets of Boston. Has America lost her soul? "Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her" CNN, April 30, 2013 (hat tip Pressbox) Philadelphia (CNN) -- A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old...
  • Another burqa robbery in the U.S., this time Maryland

    04/28/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    A burqa-wearing man pretending to be a woman is in police custody after an armed robbery and dramatic police chase Friday afternoon. Police say around 3 p.m. Harford County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Third Base Liquors on South Fountain Green Road in Bel Air for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived witnesses told them a man wearing a burqa covering his entire face except for his eyes entered the store and asked the clerk about beer. Police say the man altered his voice to sound like a woman and chose a case of beer. As the clerk...

    02/25/2013 5:17:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    wnd ^ | february 25, 2023 | john griffing
    However, in Lumberton, Texas, this week, high school girls were made to wear burqas as part of a CSCOPE study of Islam. One student quoted the teacher as saying, “We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.” The teacher in the burqa lesson, according to a student, also said, “I do not necessarily agree with this, but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.” Critics argue that this should not be a teacher’s role, and are concerned that CSCOPE curriculum appears agenda-driven. According to a...
  • Hillary's State Dept. Farewell Speech Features Muslim Woman Wearing Burqa

    02/01/2013 12:36:29 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    February 01, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    During Hillary Clinton's farewell speech before all employees of the State Department today, it was impossible not to notice the 'burqa lady' employee deliberately positioned behind her:
  • Look, All I Said to Her Was 'You Have Three Beautiful Children'...

    06/30/2012 5:59:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 29, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    It was an honest mistake- she didn't have to get all mad like that
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Was Woman Removed From Obama’s Rally Really Muslim? (Burka attire questioned)

    05/09/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    WTVR ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Lorenzo Hall
    Comments and questions have poured forth after a woman was removed, said to be in a burqa, from President Obama campaign rally on Saturday. Isti Arief , a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University, told CBS 6 she was elated to see another Muslim woman sitting a few rows in front of her at President Obama’s re-election rally on Saturday. However, Arief says when she looked much closer , she knew something was wrong, starting with the woman’s burqa. “It looked like more of a makeshift one. It wasn’t even an official one” said Arief. Arief goes on to say...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Belgian woman receives death threats after posing in bikini - burqa combo

    02/22/2012 6:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 2+ views ^ | February 22, 2012 | Timothy Whiteman
    Belgian woman receives death threats after posing in bikini - burqa combo 20-year-old An-Sofie Dewinter doesn't seem all that concerned about threats to kill her. After posing in a combination bikini/burqa combination that proclaimed "Freedom or Islam - you choose" the model has reportedly received death threats. In regards to threats to her life, Fox News is reporting that the model and daughter of Belgian nationalist politician Filip Dewinter as stating: “I don’t think they’re serious. I hope not.” The Belgian media giant Het Laatste Nieuws (English - The Latest News) has also quoted the younger Dewinter: "Death threats and...
  • After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 21, 2012
    After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat Paris : A TV documentary’s revelation that slaughterhouses around Paris have switched meat production entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France, where attitudes to Europe’s largest Muslim minority are a subtext in a presidential election campaign. The France 2 documentary last week said all of the abattoirs in the greater Paris region were producing only halal-style meat, selling some without labelling it as such to avoid the cost of running separate lines for halal and non-halal customers. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen – who is hoping to...
  • Belgian Politician Risks Muslim Backlash ... (Daughter in Burka/Bikini Stands Against Islam)

    02/04/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 3rd February 2012 | Rick Dewsbury
    Belgian politician risks Muslim backlash after using teenage daughter dressed in burka and bikini for campaign against Islam Cover up: Politician's daughter An-Sofie Dewinter poses in a burka and bikini in a campaign against Islamic extremists A Belgian politician has risked causing uproar among Muslims after starting a 'Women Against Islamization' campaign featuring his 19-year-old daughter wearing a burka and a bikini. Filip Dewinter, leader of the far-right Vlaams Belang party, uses a shot of his daughter An-Sofie Dewinter in the dark blue bikini for the political campaign. The glamorous teenager dons a burka that covers her head and face,...
  • Announcement: My Friday girlie posts now Sharia compliant...

    11/11/2011 1:31:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Restrain yourself, infidel dogs... BizzaroBlog via Bilbo's Pedro Churros Now if Al Qaida ever get their paws on me,  they'll remember I'm 'cool'... More/links at Reaganite Republican God Bless our veterans today- and every day -and enjoy your weekend, FReeper patriots
  • When in Dubai: The Kardashians Shop for Burqas

    10/20/2011 8:11:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage ^ | October 19, 2011 | Mark Tapson
    That's me! In Dubai last week to open a milkshake franchise, promote her signature fragrance, and pursue other opportunities to expand her business empire, uber-celebrity Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner stopped by the Dubai Mall to shop for the latest Middle Eastern fashions – including matching burqas.“That’s me!” Kardashian later squealed on Twitter beneath a photo of herself with her famous face completely obscured except for a slit for the eyes (this is actually a niqab, , which covers everything; a burqa is becoming the popular catchall word to describe the covering in general). Considering that Kardashian’s fame...
  • Muslims Lovin' Life on Ole Blighty

    08/25/2011 3:05:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Archbishop of Canterbury and Royal Commission for Political Correctness announced today that the climate in the UK should no longer be referred to as 'English Weather'... Rather than offend a sizeable 'minority' group -especially a self-absorbed, vile-tempered one with a penchant for making explosives in their bathtub- persistently bleak weather conditions over the United Kingdom will now be exclusively referred to as 'Muslim Weather' (partly Sunni- mostly Shi'ite). You know- some of that furniture waterproofing spray you use on the sofa might do wonders for that outfit when it rains, ladies... (about only way Sharia Islam could be...
  • French businessman 'to pay all burqa fines'

    08/23/2011 9:53:34 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 26 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2011 | Tony Todd
    Rachid Nekkaz (pictured) has set up a million euro fund to pay fines for women who choose to wear the full Islamic veil in countries, like France, where it is against the law to do so in public. A French businessman has set up a fund to pay fines for women who wear Islamic veils or the burqa in public “in whatever country in the world that bans women from doing so”. Rachid Nekkaz, 38, a real-estate businessman based in Paris, travelled to Belgium on Wednesday to pay 100 euros for two women fined in the first case in the...
  • Italy Approves Draft Law Banning Burqas

    08/02/2011 3:09:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Voice of America ^ | JUly 2, 2011 | Staff
    Italy's parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft law was sponsored by Souad Sbai, a Moroccan-born member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Freedom People party. The law, which was passed by the constitutional affairs commission Tuesday, would prohibit women from wearing a burqa, niqab or any other garment that covers the face. It would also sentence anyone who forces women to cover their faces in public to up to one year in prison and fine them $43,000. The Italian news agency ANSA reports the opposition voted...
  • Prince Goes from 'Darling Nikki' to 'Darling Niqab'

    07/13/2011 9:22:13 AM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 22 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 07/08/11 | David J. Rusin
    Prince, the purple-clad rocker, caused many a jaw to drop last month over his laughably sanguine view of life in the Muslim world: :It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." As a piece in the Guardian notes, "The singer who once sang of '23 positions in a one-night stand' praises Islamic countries for offering 'no choice.'" Indeed, this writer of "Darling Nikki," a song celebrating a rendezvous with a "sex fiend" who likes to "grind," appears to have switched loyalties to...
  • A Burqa in Bloomingdale's

    07/10/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies ^ | 07-11-11 | stolinsky
      This column was first posted on June 1, 2010. In it I expressed the fear that a burqa could be used to conceal a terrorist − male or female − strapped with explosives. Some readers thought my fear was unreasonable, even bigoted. It wasn’t. Read “Terrorists in Drag: Bombs Beneath the Burqa” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler. Male terrorists have been captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere, disguised in burqas and loaded down with weapons and explosives. What is already happening there can happen here. Meanwhile, in Britain there are concerns that Sharia courts are enforcing anti-woman decisions; in...
  • Japan: TEPCO to cover reactor with polyester sheets(here comes reactor burqa )

    06/14/2011 7:41:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    NHK ^ | 06/15/11
    TEPCO to cover reactor with polyester sheets The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin to cover the No.1 reactor building with polyester sheets this month to prevent the dispersal of radioactive substances. The buildings of the No.1, 3, and 4 reactors were severely damaged by explosions and radioactive elements are still being released into the atmosphere. There are fears that heavy rain may hamper the workers' activities and that the rainwater may become contaminated with radioactive materials. To prevent these situations, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, plans to enclose the reactor buildings with polyester sheets. The...
  • Muslims for Burqa Bans

    05/14/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 14 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 5/13/11 | David J. Rusin
    As Islamists condemn the French ban on face-covering attire in public, it is worth noting that some of the strongest words in support of the law — and in opposition to the burqa and niqab — actually have come from Western Muslims. A few recent highlights:
  • Burqa-clad women detained in France (could be fined 150 euros because of ban)

    05/14/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Press TV ^ | 5/11/11
    Burqa-clad women detained in FranceWed May 11, 2011 11:58PM One month after France's banning of the burqa, women wearing the face-covering garment are being arrested and forced to remove their veils in public to avoid police harassment. Five women were immediately detained by police for wearing the burqa on city streets, as they attempted to attend a conference on the controversial law in the capital Paris, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday. The conference was organized by the multicultural association Don't Touch My Constitution, which has raised funds to help women pay the fine that the government has imposed...
  • Belgium moves closer to burqa ban

    04/29/2011 1:31:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Virgin Media ^ | April 28 2011
    Belgium has taken a major step towards banning burka-type Islamic dress in public after its lower house of parliament overwhelmingly backed the measure. After Thursday's approval, the senate still has several weeks to decide whether to put the bill up for further discussion and another vote. The Belgian legislature came close to approving such law last year, but the process was held up at the last moment when the governing coalition collapsed. The bill was approved by an overwhelming majority of 136-1 with two abstentions.
  • Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France

    04/21/2011 6:09:37 AM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Islamist Watch ^ | 420/11 | David J. Rusin
    Amid demonstrations, terror threats, and hyperbolic headlines, France has become the first Western country to enforce a ban on face-covering attire in virtually all public places, more than six months after the Senate approved sweeping legislation. Penalties for wearing garments such as burqas and niqabs include a fine of €150 and citizenship classes, while those who intimidate others into donning the apparel risk a €30,000 assessment and a year in prison. Tickets are being issued, but questions persist about legal challenges and enthusiasm to administer the law. Though France is the pace setter, efforts to impose burqa bans, both broad...
  • France Bans Muslim Face Veils

    04/11/2011 12:51:00 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 23 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-11-11 | Zazu
    France bans face-covering Islamic veil - France has passed and today began enforcing a law that forbids the wearing of face veils by Muslim women. Some arrests have already been made. Here are three reasons why this law is a terrible idea. 1. Freedom of religion, if the Muslims don’t have it, nobody does. If you can pass a law like this, you can also jail religious people for criticizing homosexuality (as is in fact done in Europe), or you can ban Christians from homeschooling their kids (also a fact of life in much of Europe). Freedom of worship is...