Muslim Exceptionalism

Boris Johnson’s journalistic comments that women wearing the burka made them look like ‘letter boxes’ and ‘bank robbers’ were whimsical and humorous. (Your report ‘Islamophobia: PM's burka comments suggested Tories 'insensitive' to Muslims. Herald, 26 May). They also illustrated a truth from our liberal societal standpoint. It is an unnatural practice. No other nation, race, social entity or religion throughout humanity practises the almost total covering up of women. Why are feminists quiet on this issue? Boris Johnson has said that he is ‘sorry for offence taken’. The Conservative Party is adjudged to have been insensitive to Muslims. This indicates Islamic exceptionalism. Muslims now expect their counter culturalism to be treated differently from that of anyone else. This is another victory for them on their long road to making Britain an Islamic country. I never heard any apologies from those who made films such as ‘The Life of Brian’ and ‘The Da Vinci Code’, both injurious to Christians. Everyone can have a laugh at Christianity. We do not take offence so easily.
We are a forgiving people.

Robert Anderson 2017

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