Monday, March 22, 2010

Are Bangladeshis Islamophobes?

We’re all familiar with the concept of burqa-wearing as a human right. Those who interfere with women who wear the burqa — for example, the French government — are accused of hatred and discrimination against Muslims and women, a PC twofer. They are also called “racists”, “xenophobes”, “Islamophobes”, etc.

Funnily enough, although Bangladesh is overwhelmingly Muslim (at least 88%), a hospital in Dhaka has just cracked down on burqa-wearing. Like the German postal clerk who refused to serve a customer wearing a niqab, the hospital’s administrators consider the complete covering of the face and body to be a security issue.

Does this mean that Bangladeshis are Islamophobes?

According to The Arab Times:

Bangladesh Hospital Bans Burqa to Prevent Theft

DHAKA, March 22, 2010 (AFP) — Bangladesh’s largest state-run hospital has banned staff from wearing full-face burqas after an increase in thefts of mobile phones and wallets from wards, a hospital chief said Monday.

Female staff have been ordered to wear standard uniforms, which do not cover either the hair or face, while on duty at the Bangabandhu Medical University Hospital in Dhaka, senior administrator Abdul Majid Bhuiyan told AFP.

“We decided to enforce our uniform regulations after discovering instances of stealing by veiled staff,” he said, adding some burqa-wearing staff had also been secretly sending unqualified “proxy workers” to cover shifts for them.
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Only a small number of women working at the hospital wear the full-face veil, he said.

“Doctors have also said burqa-clad women who travel to work on crowded public buses then do not change into regulation uniform could carry diseases into the hospital,” he said.

Bangladesh has the world’s fourth-largest Muslim population. Islam is the state religion although only a small minority of women wear the burqa.


Hat tip: Bolleke.

15 comments:

Gary Rumain said...
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joe six-pack said...

Muslims are no better than anyone else, although you will find it difficult to convince many of them.

Islam goes against human nature in so many ways, it is no wonder that so many of them are so angry.

ChrisLA said...

This story reminds us that the second half of the "no compulsion in religion" surah (2:256) is "true guidance is now distinct from error." Over and over, the guidance of the Quran is proven by Muslims themselves to be profoundly erroneous. Burqas are as obsolete in the 21st Century as
Muhammed's camel urine cures.

Ima said...
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Ima said...

This is a classic. Finally something I can laugh about after the passing of obamacare. I sure hope these poor women take this hospital to court because their rights have obviously been violated. I sure hope they win. I mean after all, what if they are attacked when men see their beautiful faces. Wouldn't they face punishment for the sin of flaunting their bodies. This hospital needs to seriously reconsider it's position on this. Maybe the hospital has been taken over by juus.

Robert Marchenoir said...

What ? Muslims steal mobile phones and wallets ? I cannot believe it.

Zenster said...

“We decided to enforce our uniform regulations after discovering instances of stealing by veiled staff,” he said, adding some burqa-wearing staff had also been secretly sending unqualified “proxy workers” to cover shifts for them …

“Doctors have also said burqa-clad women who travel to work on crowded public buses then do not change into regulation uniform could carry diseases into the hospital,” he said.


Behold the not-so-delicious irony of a low budget, backwater Hell hole like Bangladesh reaching the conclusion that Islamic full-body concealment is conducive to theft, illegal impersonation and health issues which include poor hygiene, while leaders of Western superpowers are incapable of even criticizing this form of Abject Gender Apartheid, much less doing anything about it. This coming from Muslim majority nation, no less!

Let's look at that laundry list (so to speak), one more time.

Theft: As in gun-toting burq clad thieves robbing jewelry stores. Far more worrisome was the case of "most wanted" criminal Mustaf Jama, the son of a Somali warlord, who fled murder charges in Britain using his sister's passport and clad in a burqa.

Impersonation: As in terrorist bomber Yassin Omar avoiding detection while seeking, with three other co-conspirators, to duplicate the 7/7 atrocity on London's Underground.

Health: As in Muslim women suffering fractured pelvises during childbirth due to bone-weakening induced by rickets, a vitamin D deficiency induce by inadequate exposure to sunlight. Children born to these women also have a higher rate of experiencing seizures. We'll leave discussion of the increased medical costs to taxpayers for another time.

Of even greater concern are Muslim health providers who disobey hygiene rules by refusing to roll up their sleeves while in surgical theaters or during mandatory handwashing.

Western nations, faced with very serious problems related to what Daniel Pipes describes as, "these hideous, unhealthy, socially divisive, terrorist-enabling, and criminal-friendly garments", remain unable to reach the same conclusions as tiny Bangladesh.

Go figure.

Robin Shadowes said...

I've only seen the walking tents from a distance IRL but I have read about other witness accounts. From what I understand the smell that arise from these tents, someone described it as a mixture of old sweat and very strong perfume. I'm happy to take their account of it and hope I'll never experience it myself.

WAKE UP said...

There is no such thing as Islamophobia. There is a growing awareness of Muslim madness.

Gary Rumain said...

Following on from Robin's smell comments, seek and ye shall find should now be updated to reek and ye shall steal.

Robin Shadowes said...

Now male mahoundians does not suppose to smell too good either. But if it has to do with bad mouth hygiene or if they don't wash their hands good enough after a visit to the john, that I don't know.

Gary Rumain said...

After I read an American's post on Usenet a long time ago about how Pakis do their ablutions, I refuse to shake their hands.

Robin Shadowes said...

Or more importantly, don't buy pizza from the muz. You never know if you get extra "spices" with it.

Gary Rumain said...

Yes, fecal jihad is one of their tactics.

Robin Shadowes said...

LOL fecal jihad really made my day!!