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.