BBC accused of ‘normalizing’ Islamic burqa in ‘propaganda’ video

Social media users have accused the BBC of “blatant propaganda” after the state broadcaster published a YouTube video featuring burqa-clad women addressing common questions about the full-face veil.

Meanwhile a local Rag gets in on the act… “I wear niqab as an act of defiance. The patriarchy keeps telling me what to wear because somehow they know what it means to be liberated from Taliban-like oppression.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Never smile at anyone wearing a burka, or any Islamic veil or head coverings. Instead, look them in the eyes (when you can see them) and just glare.
    Never say please nor thank you to anyone wearing a burka, or any Islamic veil or head coverings.
    Never extend the slightest courtesy, (such as holding a door open) to anyone wearing a burka, or any Islamic veil or head coverings.
    Never render aid or assistance to anyone wearing a burka, or any Islamic veil or head coverings.
    Start there with these simple things that you can never be punished for doing.

    • bargogx1

      All sounds good except for the looking them in they eyes part. As far as I’m concerned once they’ve put one of those things on they’ve turned themselves into an object, and there’s no point in staring an object in the eye, or even acknowledging that it has eyes.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You may want to pretend they are objects, and sometimes that’s necessary, but they should also feel our collective disapproval in an absolutely unambiguous manner.
        If you still don’t like my idea, then look through them, over them, or around them if that suits you better.

  • Sharkibark

    Hijab I have no problem with, other than in photo ID where you’re supposed to tuck your hair behind your ears, take off glasses, etc. It’s a hat – one from an ideology that I don’t agree with, but basically a hat. But Burka and Niquab (the BBC doesn’t seem able to get this distinction) are anti social as well as a security risk.

    • If an emotionally retarded culture that insists on ANY head covering is far more important than Western culture, these broads can feel free to leave.

    • bargogx1

      The problem is the double standard of it being allowed to remain on when/where other hats have to be removed.

  • tom_billesley
  • bargogx1

    Easy, don’t say anything to them. Ignore them, as if they were an inanimate object.

  • bargogx1

    Best comment on the subject:

    “Be honest, if tomorrow the Pope mandated Catholic women wear burkas so
    men would not be tempted to sin, feminists would burn churches down.”

    Absolutely bang-on comment on feminist hypocrisy, undeniably true and everyone knows it.

  • Bless his heart

    It is a symbol of that women’s slavery.

    It means that they belong to some man.