Islamic face-veil part of 'British way of life'
The full Islamic face-veil is a part of the “British way of life” and should be celebrated along with religious symbols such as the crucifix, according to a report published today.
Opponents of the veil claim it oppresses women and presents a barrier between those who wear traditional dress and the rest of society.
But in a new report from think-tank Civitas, Alveena Malik, a former faith adviser to the last Labour government, said the test of whether religious symbols are appropriate should be based on whether they are practical.
In a new report, Women, Islam and Western Liberalism, Mrs Malik said: “We in Britain need to take a different direction from others in Europe and to accept the veil as part of a modern British way of life.”
Sorry sweetheart, but the British Way of Life doesn't include that.
An example of the British way of life is;
The Queen, the changing of the Guard, Winston Churchill, Fish & Chips, Spotted Dick, a pint of real ale, Cucumber sandwiches, cricket, football (or soccer if your from the US), rugby, Wimbledon & queuing to name just a few.
No matter how much