Sunday, July 10, 2011

Apparently, Australia sucks just as much ass as France

France banned religious headwear, particularly Muslim woman headwear that covers the face, and it would seem that Australia is trying to do something along the same damn lines.

They claim it's so that police can identify wanted offenders and traffic violators.  I'm sorry, but this is completely retarded, and the logic of their excuse doesn't even work.

If a woman wearing a niqab (the dressing that covers the entire face with the exception of the eyes) is accused of a crime, what sense would it make to force her to lift her veil to identify herself?  Shouldn't the cops look for a woman wearing a niqab anyway?  And does this really matter for a traffic violation?

As far as I know, there haven't been many Muslim women in Australia that have committed crimes that warrented them being taken into custody, so this law seems to be the work of a bunch of anti-Muslim assholes who believe that religious freedom only counts if you're Christian.

If a Muslim woman does something that requires her detainment, then sure, I can see for legal purposes that she be made to remove her headwear to identify herself to the law.

Women who refuse to lift their veils upon the request of law enforcement will face up to a year in prison and a bit over $5,000 USD in fines.  Is this brand of discrimination what we would consider "civilized," in Western Civilization?


Harrison said...

This is an example of a law trying to accomplish something for which it was never intended: social policy.

I, for one, don't want to walk around the streets with people covered head to toe in a sheet.

Silverfiddle said...

This is what a nation must resort to when it loses control of its immigration policies.

This is a free country, but I don't like the idea of us letting in people who like to walk around draped in curtains and wearing face masks.

Jack Camwell said...

Well Silver if you agree that it's a free country then you have to agree to let people adhere to their religious beliefs so long as they're not hurting anyone.

Silverfiddle said...

Yes Jack, and that is the problem with our immigration policy.

We have a choice of what kind of people to let in. A sovereign nation is within its legal rights to craft an immigration policy that suits it.

Once people are it, our options are limited. As long as their bigoted, benighted behavior fits under the rubric of cultural practices, they are protected by law.

We are hastening our own demise. We have enough homegrown dysfunction; we don't need to import more.

Silverfiddle said...

And women wearing curtains and facemasks is a cultural practice, not a religious one.

Peter mcCullough said...

Next they'll be shutting down the footbaths in the deli section at the supermarket. The infidels are ruining everything!

Anonymous said...

Considering a woman just got let off a traffic crime because she was unidentifiable

I think it definitely does have social ramifications. Besides, what is to stop someone putting a burqa on or taking one off at the crucial moment.

Please also understand the the full burqa is an EXTENSION of the Koran. The Koran requires the head of a lady to be covered (so angels do not look down on them and get all randy, and come and defile themselves with earthly women, cause apparently they are all horny up their as well.....btw I just got back from Turkey, talking with real muslims so check your facts before you say I am wrong).

We live in Australia. In Australia, our culture is based on facial recognition. If you go to Iraq, you do not wear a tank top into a mosque because it is against their culture. You do not change the culture of the country you go to, you adapt.

Anonymous said...

enoughs enough!!! u want truth?,, australia was founded by god himself act of miracle that all states declared this to be true that we must uphold the teachings of the holy bible therefore we are a christian nation that must stand with Israel... i blame all you so called human freedom rights activists that dont understand that by allowing everyone to do as they please you are actually destroying our freedoms,wether u are born here or not if australia is your home then you should know that we are free not becuase of fake multicuturilsm but because of our christian heritage--so snap out of it and obey our laws

Anonymous said...

if u dont believe what i say read our constitutional law documents its why our governments hide it from society because they want christianity to be powerless and because of there love of money over true values being taught here

Jack Camwell said...

Anon: thank you for visiting, and I hope that you continue to visit.

That's perfectly fine that you believe that Australia was created out of some miracle, but that doesn't change the fact that it's wrong to try to suppress one's practice of religion.

Why would your government, likely made up of Christians, want Christianity to be "powerless"? What does your government stand to gain by destroying Christianity in particular?

Your arguments are indicative of someone who has enjoyed majority status and is afraid of being pushed to minority, or plurality, status. Your arguments don't do much to demonstrate any belief in Enlightenment thought, which is what a lot of modern thought is based on.