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Numpties in the niqab

Posted October 28, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

At Blunty:

It would be hard to imagine bigger clowns than the three plonkers who rolled up to Parliament in Canberra on Monday, dressed in a niqab, a murderers bed sheet and a motorcycle helmet. Until Corey Bernadi and Queensland's own George Christensen pulled on the floppy shoes and big red noses to support them.

Just what Sergio Redegalli, Nick Folkes and Victor Waterson were trying to prove with their 'Faceless' protest isn't as obvious as you'd think at first. Were they attempting to highlight a cultural inequity, because the niqab and burqa are being treated differently to the Ku Klux Klan robes? Or was this more of a men's rights thing? A protest against the misandry of not allowing men, and only men to wear fancy dress?


16 Responses to ‘Numpties in the niqab’

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted October 28, 2014
Could they be the new Village People?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted October 28, 2014
LOL (really, I did).

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MickH ducks in to say...

Posted October 28, 2014
I have no problem if some one wants to cover their entire body for religious purposes as I fully support the wearing of colanders on the head for the same reason. But they should NOT be used in identification documents ie drivers licences and passports as this is open for abuse and makes the whole exercise pointless.

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted October 28, 2014
Bugger for religious purposes; I cover my entire body just so as not to scare small children.

Darth Greybeard ducks in to say...

Posted October 28, 2014
+10

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Sudragon ducks in to say...

Posted October 28, 2014
For a moment there, I thought the Chaser team had jammed the stupidity lever all the way over, but even they wouldn't go this far...would they?

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yankeedog mutters...

Posted October 28, 2014
Looks like a joke gone bad.

'So a Klansman, a stormtrooper, and a woman with a burqa walk into this bar...'

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Chaz swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 28, 2014

Couldn't log into BT so I'll post here.

think the guy in the white outfit is dressed in religious gear. Very common costume in spain during easter. if it was a KKK outfit I think it needs a little badge on the lhs.

but it is easier to call it a KKK outfit rather than maybe look into it further

Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 28, 2014
Seriously Chaz? Did you hear him? I doubt he'd know a penitent from a pencil and I'd bet good money (i.e. someone else's) that KKK is exactly what he had in mind.

Chaz ducks in to say...

Posted October 28, 2014

but do you know that?....

Just saying. I find both meanings of the get up offensive and symbolic of repression but there you go.

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robW asserts...

Posted October 28, 2014
My family is from the South, as in Dixie south. They started little burgs in Alabama and Mississippi that still bear the family name. They bred like rabbits so it was no using dividing up the farms for all the sons. It was easier to move west and steal land from the Indians or follow the railroads.

My great grandfather ended up in Oklahoma and tried to grab some free land during the Oklahoma Land Rush. Apparently he got drunk and didn't wake up in time for the big rush--or grab, or theft, depending upon your viewpoint. He went to work for the railroad instead.

He nurtured a love of whiskey, cards, and women until late in life. Family legend has it that he always wanted to join the Klan. Back then the Klan didn't spend all its time burning crosses and lynching, they also ran bingo games for charity and pitched in with the sandbags when the river overflowed. A member of the Klan had community standing. He had connections.

My great grandfather repeated tried to join, but the Grand Cyclops turned him down each time. Apparently the Baptist Klansmen didn't approve of whiskey, cards, and dancing with loose women. My great grandfather lost his self respect because of the rejection, year after year. He just didn't belong and continued to drink.

He even missed out on the Tulsa Riots of 1921, when the Klan burned 35 city blocks, 1,256 homes, left 10,000 homeless, and lynched or shot 300 blacks. No one bothered to count the rapes. My great grandfather stayed home and drank instead; he wasn't invited to the party. The local Klan's Grand Cyclops said he didn't have the moral fiber. The Klan wanted you sober while burning and lynching.

Great grandpa drank himself to a late grave--he was 89 or so when he passed--never having been invited to join the Klan. He could play a mean hand of poker, though, while enjoying shots of whiskey.

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damian is gonna tell you...

Posted October 28, 2014
I've no patience for men's rights guys, as individuals or as the proverbial collective that is as smart as its dumbest member, divided by the number of members. There's just so much wrongness on every possible level. Kashmir willow cluebats are really the only possible form of engagement, and frankly that's just more effort that it's worth.

I've no patience either for the likes of one of the comunters at blunty, who said something like "I don't care if they say it's not forced, it's forced". I think central here (and with men's rights guys for different reasons) is the idea of bad faith. If, without examining someone's circumstances, you insist they are acting in bad faith, the onus is really on you to show you're not acting in bad faith yourself.

I'm going to start complaining about kids on my lawn next, or at least my increasing grumpiness seems to be defined in terms of not believing things and losing patience with the things people do believe in. Ho hum.

Oh and RobW, that's a great story.

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Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 28, 2014
And now the ever-amazing Jacqui Lambie wants $34000 fines and 12 months jail for parents who force daughters to wear burqas. I'm not sure what the incidence of that in Oz would be, or if it's > 0. Most women (who have spoken out on line) wearing the hijab or niqab seem to have taken it up as adults and after the fuss started. No connection there of course. There is of course a good reason for the exact figure of $34000, you see (cont)

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted October 29, 2014

What! you weren't exhausted enough after deadline hell, thought you'd post a topic guarantee to require your constant attention throughout the day due to the proliferation of mouthbreathrs and asshats.

What were you thinking JB?

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dweeze swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 29, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/oct/29/first-dog-on-the-moon-racist-carrot
nuff said...

damian has opinions thus...

Posted October 30, 2014
"It's all about ethics in games journalism".

Hadn't spotted this before posting the same link cross thread.

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