Laurence Rossignol

French minister sparks outrage by comparing Muslim women who wear the veil to ‘negroes who supported slavery’

A senior French politician today sparked outrage by comparing Muslim women who wear fashions designed for their own religion to ‘negroes who supported slavery’.

Laurence Rossignol, the families secretary in the Socialist government, was reacting to new lines by designers who increasingly cater for followers of Islam.

They include millions of women in countries such as Britain and France who are increasingly drawn to the clothes in a market said to be worth more than £200billion a year.

h/t TB

  • Sid Falco

    Uncle Bom(b)s

  • Is this real outrage or faux outrage? Bg media today are full of fake outrage about stuff no one actually cares about.

    • She’s a socialist, it must be socialist outrage!

      • Martin B

        Socialists are always outraged whenever anyone shows signs of sanity.

        • G

          If there were no outrage, journalists would keep calling people until they found some outrage to report on. Remember the golden rule of journalism – Story first. Facts later.

          A female politician’s remarks about fashion spark “outrage”.

          I tend to get outraged when muslim nuts kill people.

  • Jay Currie

    If there is ever any Euro push back against Islam it will likely come from women who recognize the misogyny baked right into the religion and the culture.

  • Brenda

    I don’t mind designers making money by selling shapeless black tents to idiots, if that’s what sells. I do mind a business decision being passed off as a high-minded ‘respect for other cultures.’

    • G

      Does this bhurka make me look fat?
      Not at all. It makes you look like an idiot.

  • HalcyonDaze


    People just can’t “handle the truth”.

  • Me Here

    She may be a socialist but she nailed it with that statement.

    • Alain

      She still missed the main point, which is that they are giving their host country and its people the bird. It is really a political statement.

  • Me, again :)

    Does my bomb bum look big in this slave uniform burka?

  • bargogx1

    Not sure what the problem is, it was a perfectly apt comparison

  • Kathy Nelson

    Very appropriate comparison. Pervert mohamud’s islamic whores should be treated like slaves.