Majority favour a ban on burka in public, new poll finds

Majority favour a ban on burka in public, new poll finds, by David Crowe.

The survey on Wednesday night found that 43.6 per cent of respondents “strongly” support a ban on the burka in public while another 12.7 per cent also support the idea, producing a majority of 56.3 per cent generally in favour.

The Sky News/ReachTel poll found 12.3 per cent were against a ban and 18.9 cent “strongly” opposed the idea. Another 12.5 per cent were undecided. …

Burqa etc.

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has said the burka “isolates” women from society and France banned the form of Islamic dress as it was a way of “controlling women”. …

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese said the dress made him “uncomfortable”, but he did not believe it should be banned. …

Labor MP Anne Aly, an expert in counter-terrorism, dismissed Senator Hanson’s call, saying there was no evidence of a link between the wearing of the burka and increased terrorism. …

A YouGov poll in Britain last year found 57 per cent support for a public ban on the outfit.

Might not yet be able to articulate why, but know what they want.

It bears repeating: The burqa is an aggressively Muslim form of dress. It is a political statement, expressing Muslim superiority and the support for the ideas of the Koran — that non-Muslims may be treated very poorly by Muslims and that Islam will conquer the world. Implicitly discriminating between Muslims and non-Muslims, it is a form of “hate speech” — just as the PC crowd now label as “hate speech” even a statue of Cecil Rhodes, anything Donald Trump says, or pointing out measured statistical differences between groups. Islam is itself political, so a form of dress that is uniquely and conspicuously Islamic is inevitably political.

We know we’re being dissed.

hat-tip Stephen Neil