Tuesday, February 2, 2010

UK MP: Wearing A Burka Like Wearing A Paper Bag Over Your Head

An MP has called the wearing of burkas the religious equivalent of "going round with a paper bag over your head".

In a parliamentary debate, Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said it was "offensive" for women to cut off face-to-face contact with other people.

The Kettering MP said he had "huge sympathy" with those who wanted a ban on face-covering veils in public.

None of the three large UK parties back a ban, with ministers saying it would not be "British"to bar them.
Ummmm, k.

Cross-posted at Jawa Report

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