Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The burqa, the repulsive un-Australian garb.

The burqa has once again become a hot topic in this country, and this would be uncomfortably hot to wear.  If the wearer of this garb lives in the tropics it would get even hotter - underneath it.Why do women wear the burqa?

We hear people say that we are a free country and should be able to wear whatever we like. I agree with this somewhat, but with the security level in this country raised to high, it is very confronting to see women (we assume they are) walking around with a “sack” over their collective heads; thus concealing their identity. This should be made absolutely illegal in our country. Would you like to sit beside a person who has a sack over the head? The burqa is already banned in many countries.

Here is Larry Pickering's take on it.
  Do you agree?

“I’m confronted by it”, says Tony Abbott... and so are the vast majority of Australians. Polls show the noisy Left has clearly lost the burka debate and now it’s time for Australia to join countries right across Europe, supported by court rulings that have banned this outrageous Islamic attire. It’s not only confronting, it’s offensive, unhealthy, obnoxious, discourteous and about as un-Australian as you can get.

It’s a nightmare for the security sector, coppers, prosecutors and an open invitation to suicide bombers and shoplifters who need have no fear of CCTV cameras. Along with mosques that promote our demise, it is a symbol of all things non-inclusive about Islam.

The burka is an exclusive “up your nose” gesture of non-compliance with all things Australian and our Prime Minister should listen to the almost 80% of fair-minded Aussies who want the damned monstrosity gone from our landscape.

A naked woman quietly doing her shopping in a supermarket is less confronting than an unidentified “somebody” in a burka. But guess who gets arrested? Unquote

The Speaker of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, and the president of the Senate, Stephen Parry, were absolutely correct in trying to keep unrecognisable burqa clad Muslim women separate behind glass, in enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school children. I understand that this ruling has now been rescinded, but I believe that if burqa clad women want to look distinctly un-Australian, they should be kept separated. What do you think?
Australia is pressed more and more to go the Islam way, “Halal” registration of our businesses is a case in point. As their numbers increase, so will their pressure. Here is what Dick Smith; our True Blue Aussie had to say on this contentious subject.
Why doesn’t the Abbott government have the intestinal fortitude not to relent to the Islamic minority’s demands in this country? It is about time to re-establish Australian values and culture and to hell with political correctness. We have too many “bleeding hearts” in this country; lacking intellectual acuity, and totally subscribing to this stupid doctrine.

For those who don’t know. Here is a definition. (Author unknown)
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.

Senator Cory Bernardi is one of the few politicians with backbone and the courage to speak out on this very divisive subject – and gets undeservedly chastised for it. Obviously, he is not a politician who belongs to the following group of politicians.

Everyone’s brain is divided into 2 parts.  Da left and da right. But in politicians’ brains: In da left nothing is right, and in da right, nothing is left! Now we have a dalema!

It is widely known that it is not compulsory for women to wear the burqa or niqab and, not all Muslim women wear this; for most Australians, a repulsive garb. So the question begs, why do some women want wear this unattractive “hangover?” We have to assume that they are women, it could also “hide” men, but we wouldn’t know. One has to come to the conclusion that women who want to wear it are not beautiful. But the burqa could also conceal people with sinister intentions, who want to conceal their identity. Are we moving towards “Australiastan?” I hope not.

People who wear the burqa should not be allowed to drive a vehicle. This garb has only a narrow slit for the eyes and will give the driver a very limited peripheral vision. Why our authorities allow this is beyond me. In Afghanistan the misogynistic Taliban forced women to have a grid over the eye opening. It just shows that women are not highly esteemed where Sharia law rules the country. We just hope that this kind of burqa isn’t seen in Australia.

Following is Senator’s Cory Bernadi’s view on the burqa (aka burka) - what he wrote is spot on. He speaks for the majority of true blue Australians, who are too frightened to speak out. – Werner
For Australia's sake, we need to ban the burqa.

By Cory Bernardi, Liberal Party Senator.
It's time to ban the burqa in Australia. The burqa is no longer simply the symbol of female repression and Islamic culture; it is now emerging as a disguise of bandits and n'er do wells. The burqa is no longer simply the symbol of female repression and Islamic culture, it is now emerging as a disguise of bandits and n'er do wells.

In Sydney this morning a man was robbed by a burqa wearing bandit who further disguised his (or her) identity by wearing sunglasses. The bandit was described by police as being of "Middle Eastern appearance".

Well of course he was (assuming it was a he) because the only characteristics the victim could see were the burqa and the sunglasses. Now unless the sunglasses had 'made in Iran' stamped on them, it's fair to say that the 'Middle Eastern appearance' line was attributed to the head to toe veiling of the Islamic burqa.

In my mind, the burqa has no place in Australian society.

I would go as far as to say it is un-Australian. To me, the burqa represents the repressive domination of men over women, which has no place in our society and compromises some of the most important aspects of human communication. To read the full article, click here.
My thought for today:
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill


Fred and Jill said...

An excellent posting, Werner. Everything that is written in it; most Australians would absolutely agree with. We certainly did.

Five Generation Aussie said...

My answer to your question, Werner. No, I would not like to sit next to a person with a sack over their head. It is frightening where we are heading in this country. I saw the protest Muslim meeting in Sydney on TV and, was absolutely horrified. In the not too distant future our politicians will come to realise the mistake that they made, albeit too late, letting this mob into our country under the guise of multiculturalism – which, by the way hasn’t worked too well in other countries.

Holland and other European Countries are abandoning this doctrine. We want our country back the way it was before the influx of Muslims, who thumb their noses, in regards to integration and assimilating into Australia’s way of life. They should go to a Muslim country and see how far they would get throwing their weight around.

Frank and Betty said...

Five Generation Aussie, I totally agree with you. I’m a fourth generation Aussie and proud of it. However, you forgot to mention that wherever Muslims settle down, they want to be a law onto themselves. We see this carried out in European countries that opened their doors for them. Now it is a case: We were happy to welcome you, but now we would be happy to see go away. However, that is wishful thinking and is now impossible as they stick like glue – in other words; they are “irremovable”.

Mark said...

Thanks, Werner, for the elucidation on the burqa, Islam and politicians. Your blog is really an informative and educational treasure-trove. Keep posting.

Charlotte German visitor said...

Why are Muslim women wearing the burqa in a country like Australia known for its rather casual lifestyle? Is it a religious thing? Maybe stipulated by the Koran? No, it isn’t. Is it to protect them against pollution, dirt and sand maybe, no it isn’t. There is absolutely no need for it in this country.

So the question remains open, and the only answer which makes sense is; they wear it as a provocation to the non- Muslim western world.

But why have they chosen to come here in the first place if the don’t want to abide by Australian way of life? Nobody asked them to come here, so why don’t they all pack up and go where they came from and live there happily ever after.

What I see here in Australia is, their burqa covering their faces, and sticking out like a sore thumb.

Aussie Traveller said...

I can't help feeling this type of Muslim dress is simply another way women are being oppressed by Muslim men - no matter how much they protest that they're CHOOSING to dress that way. We were in Dubai earlier this year, where many Arab men wore a loose fitting white 'gown' and headdress, while their wives were covered head to toe in black. The white outfit would make the oppressive heat more bearable, while the women would have sweltered in their black clothes - as you could imagine if you've ever worn black out in the sun.

On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur we were having breakfast in our hotel when a Muslim family sat at a table near us. The husband and young kids were dressed 'normally' while the wife wore a black full body cover, including gloves, with only her eyes showing. She stayed at the table with the kids while her husband got food from the buffet for the whole family. (I wondered whether she had any say in what he chose). I was intrigued about how she was going to eat, and noticed that occasionally she'd pop a bit of food into her mouth with one hand, while holding down the veil covering her face with her other hand, to make sure her face wasn't exposed. She looked very thin - and no wonder if that's how she eats on a regular basis.

Eva said...

Aussie Traveller, I tally agree with your sentiments expressed in the first paragraph.

In the second paragraph it clearly shows us the husband’s subjugation of his wife. Those Muslim women wearing the burka live virtually imprisoned in their burka; it is practically solitary confinement. She sits on the table with limited vision and then has to lift the flap to put food into her mouth – what a life, yes, what a life. I can’t help but feel sorry for these women. However, we will never understand why on earth women would want to live this way.

Lorraine said...

So well written Werner. I do not think they should be put behind glass once they have been cleared by security but I think they should not be allowed to wear such a garment in the first place .How would a women from Australia be seen in a bikini swimming in an Arab country? Maybe Dubai is different. Do you know by any chance?

Gaye said...

I love this, it is so true..
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.

I have seen muslim women with the grid over their eyes.. scary actually.. it is Ned Kelly revisited.. I have nothing against women wearing the rest of their garb but so as we cant see them, no way and also, how can we make friends with someone who is hiding behind a what ever, oh of course the quran says that they are not allowed to be friends with us.. unless it is to further the cause of Allah..

Ursula said...

Right, one should be allowed to wear whatever one wants, but I'd put my foot down about extremes. It is certainly not tolerated to go stark naked - I also would not tolerate to be covered up completely.