‘An Archaic Tribal Rag’ – Wise UK Muslim Imam Says ‘Ban the Burqa!’

The car involved, which was described as silver and driven by an Asian woman wearing a burkha, failed to stop and police are appealing for witnesses and information…  http://www.lancashire.police.uk/about-us/news/accident-in-blackburn-appeal-for-witnesses

And who the Hell is going to identify this bint?

That news from Blackburn, Lancashire, in the UK, adds yet more impetus to the campaign to rid civilised countries of this primitive bag-head gear, or better, of the primitives who insist on wearing it, or more precisely, of the bigot bullies who insist their womenfolk wear it!



  • And after my recent post enquiring where Britain’s equivalent of the good Muslims in Canada’s MCC, it look like we have found something very much like it, in Oxford!
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  • A British imam has launched a nationwide campaign to ban the burqa(full body Islamic covering) in Britain. The campaign aims to ban the wearing of face coverings in all public places, including the burqa and the niqab, which he describes as un-Islamic.

This guy is good! He denounces the bag-head gear as ‘an archaic tribal rag!




Dr. Taj Hargey argues that the burqa is a “Saudi-Afghani fad” imposed on British Muslims, who are predominantly of Pakistani origin, where the burqa was never traditionally worn. Dr. Hargey is the leader of the Oxford Islamic Congregation, and the head of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO).

He is calling for Britain to follow France and Belgium in banning the wearing of the burqa in public places, following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (EHRC) that the ban was legal. He has long been a proponent of progressive integration of the Muslim community into British society and a strident opponent of Islamic extremism. http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=244330#axdbJTGUhkMFAW8u.99


I was so surprised by this – given the backward bigotry of numerous ‘clerics’ here and elsewhere on this issue – that i thought perhaps it was a spoof, created by ‘Islamopohobes.’


Hence I checked out the OMEC and found that it’s a legitimate organisation, and reported as such by Al Jazeera of all people. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/12/2012122795639455824.html

That report concerns inter-marriage, and shows SO much more sense than one hears so often here.

All this inhuman coercion/conversion is an affront to religious liberty.

While some educated Muslims in Indonesia do understand that it’s immoral to oblige somebody to change his or her religion just to marry the person they love, we have seen the nasty sectarians intrude on this personal choice issue and covered it in our posts last year. Jailing Jonas – FPI, Most Mean-Spirited Men in Indonesia?


Alas, it won’t likely improve anytime soon – even the old autocrat Suharto, when one of his sensible allies, Ali Murtopo, tried to drag Indonesia out of marriage law Dark Ages in 1973, backed off, after a mob of demented ‘students’ invaded the legislature, rabidly determined to prevent their sisters marrying for love if that love happened to worship God Almighty in a different way.

That sort of ignoramus bigotry still holds sway. 


For more info on Imam Hargey, readers can check out this link to The Independent, a fairly left-lib UK newspaper, which on this occasion offers a straightforward article, and I do like the quote from the man which is included. 

“Muslim women are being brainwashed by men into adopting customs that are not a religious requirement. Islam is not about superficial tokens. When I see women adopting the niqab [full face veil] I want to tell them that the niqab isn’t mentioned in the Koran. Nor are veils. The only thing the Koran says is to dress modestly.”   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-imam-who-took-on-the-muslim-mccarthyists-1666126.html