By Daphne Anson
Regarding Boris Johnson’s recent remarks about the burqa, condemned by Theresa May and a bunch of trembling Tories as well as the usual suspects, I was looking at this Twitter page admiring the forthright views of true feminists such as the page owner herself when I spotted this:
Corbyn’s an atheist. Strange to see him at prayer. But has he been traduced? Here’s more on that story.
Among Suzanne Evans’s tweets and retweets regarding Boris’s criticism of the burkha, such as those by Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who’s in a spot of trouble over one tweet, there’s this delight:
Splendidly, British broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer tells a Muslim female caller that the burqa’s “a horrible, ghastly dehumanising garment” and a lot else besides.
A fabulous set of arguments on Julia’s part! She’s clever, polite and relentless!
Meanwhile, Guardianista columnist Polly Toynbee, an atheist, parades her “Islamophobic” credentials yet again. Too bad she lumps Judaism and Christianity in with the “primitives”.
“The pens sharpen – Islamophobia! No such thing. Primitive Middle Eastern religions (and most others) are much the same – Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust for women’s bodies. There are ritual baths, churching, shaving heads, denying abortion and contraception, arranged marriage, purdah, barring unclean women access to the altar, let alone the priesthood, letting men divorce but not women – all this perverted abhorrence of half the human race lies at the maggotty heart of religion, the defining creed in all the holy of holies.”