Ban the Burqa Protest Offends Sydneysiders

7 News (Sydney), April 2, 2012

A group of protesters wearing burqas gathered in various places in Sydney today to argue for Australia to ban the face veil.

They say the wearing of the Islamic headwear donned by women, should be outlawed because they pose a security risk.

Security and police were called when the burqa-clad non-Muslims incited anger outside state Parliament House.

Members of the public were extremely offended by the male protesters wearing the burqa.

Zubeda Raihman from the Muslim Women’s National Network says, “I think it is pretty offensive because we live in this democratic country and we are given the freedom of choice.”

The group ventured to the Downing Centre Local Court, a city pub, a bank, and the NSW Parliament House.

[Editor’s Note: A good video of the protest is available here.]

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  • Ban the burqua?  No.

    Deport the burqua wearers and their men?  That’s more like it.

    • anonymous_amren

      Banning the burqa is the first step.

  • When feminists say “what does it say about men that they cant stop themselves from raping if a woman isnt covered” I say ” there is nudist beaches in europe that only started to have problems after non european immigration” so it must be the non european men.

  • JackKrak

    Why is it that muslims only become militantly concerned about social & political rights after they leave their own horrible countries and move to white societies?

  • Mel

    Freedom of speech is suppose to protect us from persecution when we tell the truth and offend tyrants.  The point the Burqa protesters were making was about full-face covering and the security risks posed. They wanted to expose the double-standards.  You can’t walk into a bank wearing a ski mask or motor bike helmet etc., but you can walk in wearing a burqa.

    I think we all know  that the offended people are the real tyrants. 

    The protesters weren’t even making  a statement about muslim women being forced to wear them by their families, or the fact they conveniently hide bruises received from vicious beatings. 

    Protesters like these open up a can of worms that we really need to be opened.

  • The irony is that if I wore a crucifix around my neck in one of their countries, I would run the risk of some very bad things happening to me. Those members of the “religion of peace” never seem to be able to acknowledge that.

  • No

    Zubeda Raihman from the Muslim Women’s National Network says, “I think it is pretty offensive because we live in this democratic country and we are given the freedom of choice.”

    Well, Omar, if we GAVE you the freedom then we can TAKE IT AWAY, can’t we?

    Waddayathink pal . . . Perhaps you. your little harem and their stinky bee-keeper outfits would all be much happier living elsewhere? 

  • loyalwhitebriton

    Perhaps it would be useful to our cause if ALL moslem females wore the burqua.
    Why?. Psychology.
    If NO moslem female wore the burqua, they might start to look more like us, at least in dress sense; they may even integrate, or at least become more integrated.
    But if ALL moslem women wore the burqua, they would become more ‘visible’. This increased visibility would reinforce their separateness from the majority non-muslim population.
    So let them wear their burqua’s, all of them. Let the white majority get sick and tired (more so than at present) of seeing streets and city/town centre’s awash with ‘walking coffins’, blabbing away at each other in arabic (also useful – so let’s not encourage them to learn English either).  
    If we whites want to be separate from them, let them be separate first.