Baroness Warsi doesn’t get it

Interesting criticism of British sensibilities by Baroness Warsi reported today on BBC.  Whilst, being a liberal minded fellow and all that, I would agree that we should try to fight our prejudices.  Pre-judgement before you understand a person is pretty much unfair, but to see a woman (or man for we simply don’t know) in a head to toe burka leaves little to be pre judged.  She said: And in the road, as a woman walks past wearing a burka, the passers-by think:

 ‘That woman’s either oppressed or is making a political statement’

Well, the person is making a statement, they are saying I think it is wrong for a woman to reveal herself, her shape, her face.  She should remain hidden.  And above all they are saying, “I’m a muslim, look at me, I am different”.

What else can it be?  Please let us know why this is not somehow a statement?

If something walks like a duck, quacks like a duck……it’s probably a duck.

Are secular people not allowed to be offended by overt displays of ignorant dogmatic blind faith?  Am I not free to judge people who are making a statement?

It isn’t controversial because it isn’t surprising.


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