October 08, 2006

the veil.

What are the reasons for oppressing muslim women into being forced not to wear a veil? how much freedom is being protected and how much removed?


As a nation Britain should of course protect the rights of people who feel threatened by the unknown. I understand that for the paranoid it is scary to see a person totally covered whose face you cannot see. Jack Straw’s comments last week, “Above all, it was because I felt uncomfortable about talking to someone ‘face-to-face’ who I could not see are a demonstration of his fear.(The times. 6 october)

The problem is that the uncomfortable people politicians like jack straw represent are also the same people as those who are living in fear of the kids who play football in the street. The constant unhappiness of those who cant seem to find happiness without changing other peoples’ lives.

Jack Straw should realise that the so called “unknown” people in our population are scared too, by the anxious and paranoid. These fears may only get worse without explaining that noone shoudl be scared of others.

The veiled have good reason to be uncomfortable also as liberty is consistently removed from the many for the few. The tool being law. The method is to take for the weak, by law, away from the strong.

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  1. Hero

    Not sure that women really are being ‘opressed into not wearing a veil’ Jack straw has said that he feels uncomfortable tallking to women with a veil. This is a FACT not a law.

    I sometimes feel a bit on edge as to how to behave to a fully covered women, and generally ignore them rather than smile blankly at a piece of material – this is fact too.

    If I do talk to someone in this way, I am never sure if I am doing the right thing. If I stare into the eyes of a woman wearing a veil I feel as though I am violating them much more because I tend to look more intensely in the eyes for a reaction.

    I would ask muslims how they would feel if non-muslims went into, say a shop or meeting, with faces covered by balaclavas – its a human reaction to feel uncomfortable if the expression is hidden.

    09 Oct 2006, 10:04

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