"I have spoken to his nephew who is in the hospital with him and he said they were wearing burkhas
. Their faces were covered so he didn't see them.
I have no problem with Muslim women wearing a headscarf but the burkha
and veil are taking us back to medieval times.
CONTROVERSIAL: Visitors were encouraged to wear burkhas
"If we all went around wearing burkhas
, our country would be a very sad place," he said.
The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha
, a voluminous top-to-toe covering with a mesh grid over the eyes, and accompanied by a male relative (this in a country filled with widows, 30,000 in Kabul alone, after twenty years of constant warfare); girls' schools shut down; medical care denied, even in life-threatening emergencies.
DRESS UNIFORM Suspected IS fighter wears frock under formal burkha
Immigration Minister Damian Green ruled out a ban on burkhas
, saying it would be "un-British".
Right-wing Tories have been pressing for a ban on burkhas
In a poll for the Daily Express last year, 98 per cent of voters said Britain should ban burkhas
ROBBERS disguised in burkhas
were being hunted by detectives today.
What we are seeing now is the unravelling of a system that thrived in the shadows" Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on the expenses scandal "These days people flock to the grandstands and the racing greens to wear tacky commercial over-priced rags, and I'm mainly speaking of women when I talk in this manner" Racing pundit John McCririck on dress standards at race meetings "God created women to look like women; he didn't create them to look like parrot cages with a nightshade chucked over it" Writer and commentator Julie Burchill on burkhas
"...He takes it on the chin, he's his own man" Who frontman Roger Daltrey on the Prince of Wales
Today we hear discussions on whether people arriving in this country should make more effort to learn English, whether they should mix more, and whether Muslim women should wear burkhas
. The higher the profile of these issues, the more likely you are to see significant shifts in attitudes."