Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Andrei Tell me this is satire - please

Two veiled women were not allowed to board buses in Auckland.

Apparently the drivers were suffering from "maskophobia".

You have an illness if you feel slightly uneasy when confronted with a sinister masked black clad figure peering at you with beady eyes through a slit?

Which is not to say I agree with the drivers actions in this case but I do understand it.

We are so effing precious these days, you can read the story to get the pompous posturing from the usual suspects.

7 comment(s):

Muerk said...

Sinister? Beady eyes? Oh please, this is so unfair and frankly, nasty.

If women want to veil it isn't up to bus drivers to refuse them entry to their bus.

Veiled women are not sinister, and I doubt the women's eyes were beady either.

Andrei said...

If women want to veil it isn't up to bus drivers to refuse them entry to their bus.

I do believe I expressed that very thought in my post.

Veiled women are not sinister, and I doubt the women's eyes were beady either.

Try telling that to the citizens of Moscow who have been subject to women dressed like this self detonating in subways, airplanes and theaters.

Muerk said...

Are you afraid of Catholics detonating bombs? No? Yet in Northern Ireland the IRA have been deadly. Auckland isn't Moscow and last time I looked we haven't had any cases of veiled women committing terrorist attacks.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

And try telling that to troops in Afghanistan who daily find male terrorists using the burqua to pass themselves off as women.

The worst part of the article was the sting in the tale. The poor bastard bus drivers were sent off to 'counselling programmes.'

Shades of the Gulag.

The headline writer had a field day. "Kicked off the bus' according to him. The fact is, they never got on board. They were politely declined entry.

If the Ayrabs want to cart their women around Auckland dressed in body bags they'd better learn to pay for taxis or bring their own chauffeurs with them.

Andrei said...

Nowhere in my post did I condone the refusal of the bus drivers to allow these women to board. The reverse in fact

I do however understand why they acted in the way they did and was utterly gobbsmacked that their reaction was medicalized into a condition called "maskophobia".

Muerk said...

AF:

Bus drivers in Auckland are not troops in Afghanistan though are they?

mojo said...

No, but they can, and should be able to determine who does or does not get on to their vehicle.

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