Burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments, un-Muslim…says imam

Written by Dr. Taj Hargey, the imam at the Oxford Islamic Congregation.

Source: Boris Johnson and the debate over burkas | Comment | The Times

Sir, Boris Johnson should not apologise for telling the truth. His evocative analogy is unfortunate but he is justified in reminding everyone that the Wahhabi/Salafi-inspired fad of female facial masking has no Koranic legitimacy. It is, however, a nefarious component of a trendy gateway theology for religious extremism and militant Islam.

The burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim. Although this deliberate identity-concealing contraption is banned at the Kaaba in Mecca it is permitted in Britain, thus precipitating security risks, accelerating vitamin D deficiency, endorsing gender-inequality and inhibiting community cohesion.

The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is…


The remainder of the letter to the editor is behind a paywall linked above…if anyone has access.

2 thoughts on “Burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments, un-Muslim…says imam

  1. Finally someone who has a good head on his shoulders. Nothing positive about the burqa or hijab. Can you imagine wearing that during the summer? Women do admit that it is very hot. Oh, you see contrary to what many muslims men seem to think, the muslim women are human.

  2. Let’s face it…. The burka originated in the Middle East–where desert dust storms can be suffocating, if not completely deadly! Back in the day, it served a perfectly good purpose protecting against the winds and the dust, especially considering that most of the nomad people back then lived in make-shift shelters and tents, and they needed all the protection they could get. It’s a native costume that has long since lost its usefulness.in the modern world of automobiles and permanent housing structures.What’s more, we see many of the muslim men likewise covering their faces, doubtless originally for the same protections from the weather that the women covered up. The real KICKER is how you find these modern-day Pharisaical types who want to attribute the burka to some kind of faux humility or alleged piety! The only thing that modern-day muslim women, who persist in wearing burkas, are demonstrating to the world, is that they are either SELF-RIGHTEOUS, STUCK-UP PHARISAICAL SNOBS or that they have given over all self-worth and individuality to the male PSYCHOPATH MISOGYNISTS WHO CONTROL THEM!!! Hmmm…couldn’t have said it better myself…..

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