It takes a nation to protect the nation
This discussion looks at the problems for society, raised by the Burqa. The privilege of the Burqa is often abused by Muslim men to escape security forces. High profile cases of this are Osama Bin Laden, Yasser Arafat and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and there have also been several cases of terrorists in the UK doing this.
It's not only Arab or Muslim terrorists or terrorist leaders who dress as women. In 1958, the "strongman" (that was the Homeric epithet employed in those days by Time Magazine) Nuri es-Said of Iraq tried to escape from the men of Col. Qassem by dressing as a woman. He didn't succeed. He was caught, killed, his mutilated semi-naked body dragged through the streets of Baghdad for further mutilation by a populace enthusiastic about such things.
I wrote a week ago, in a blog for National Review Online, that the niqab and burqa should both be banned on security grounds, "as one cannot have faceless persons walking the streets, driving cars, or otherwise entering public spaces." Although a problem with historic roots (Iraqi irregulars disguised themselves in the Palestinian town of Deir Yassin in 1948), this blog will document the current dangers, especially in the West, of the burqa and niqab as a disguise.
Jewelry theft in London: Two robbers, male and female, stole £200,000 worth of jewelry from the exclusive Ramot on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge by wearing burqas into the store. The robbers then flung open their garments to reveal guns, threatened the staff, took their keys to the display cabinets, locked the staff in a back room, and made off in a black Mercedes Benz getaway car with what Scotland Yard called "unique" gems. (March 7, 2002)
Attacking a church: Two assailants in burqas threw a grenade among worshippers at a Christmas Day service on in the village of Chianwala, northwest of Lahore, killing three and wounding thirteen. (December 25, 2002)
Niqab as an accessory to abduction in the United States: Timothy Egan tells about the strange abduction of Elizabeth Smart, 14, in "In Plain Sight, a Kidnapped Girl Behind a Veil." Brian D. Mitchell, 49, flaunted Smart in public but kept her in a niqab-like garment that hid her for nine months from one of the most intense-person cases ever conducted.
With a veiled Elizabeth Smart and his wife in tow, Mr. Mitchell showed up at a downtown block party here, a grocery store, a restaurant, even living for about a week just one block from the Salt Lake City police headquarters, numerous witnesses say.
Throughout much of last summer [i.e., 2002], while the police and volunteers were looking day and night for Elizabeth after her kidnapping, it turned out she was moving among them in the open, dressed in the most flamboyant of outfits, and at times even camped just three-and-a-half miles from the Smart home. Mr. Mitchell was stopped by the police several times, and later arrested in San Diego on a burglary charge - all while still holding Elizabeth captive, the authorities said. …
Late last summer, the police say, Mr. Mitchell was moving all around Salt Lake City. At the block party in early September, other people approached the three and asked about the small, veiled girl. "I went up to Mitchell and asked, 'How come she can't even look at people?' " said Ron Lewis, 37, a banquet crew leader who was at the party. "I said, 'What's up with a religion that won't even let women speak?' " said Mr. Lewis, who told his story to the police today. "Her eyes were all I saw of Elizabeth," Mr. Lewis said. He said at times, Mr. Mitchell and his wife held Elizabeth's hand.
(March 14, 2003)
Burqa'ed commandos capture burqa'ed Al-Qaeda fugitive:
On the plus side, a group of Pakistani commandoes disguised itself as women to wait out a ranking Al-Qaeda operative, Abu Faraj al-Libbi. And why were they in burqas? Tim McGirk of Time explains: "U.S. and Pakistani intelligence had received a tip that a suspected al-Qaeda operative would be traveling to [the town of] Mardan disguised as a burqa-clad woman. Because any plainclothesmen seen grabbing a woman would attract a hostile mob, the commandos had donned female garb and accosted the suspect as his motorcycle crossed a graveyard." (May. 8, 2005)
Pakistani cops stop attack by burqa-clad jihadists
In the West, the "right" of Muslim women to cover their faces is uniformly presented as a civil rights and religious freedom issue. In reality, as this story from the good side of Pakistan's double game shows, it is a security issue. "Pakistani Police Thwart Attack," by Zahid Hussain in the Wall Street Journal, September 16 (thanks to Rosanne):
ISLAMABAD -- Islamic militants clad head-to-toe in women's burqas attempted to attack an oil-storage facility in Karachi, raising fears that insurgents are fleeing northwestern Pakistan and infiltrating the nation's main business hub.
Three gunmen disguised as women tried to enter the high-security terminal used by oil companies late Monday night, Waseem Ahmed, the city police chief, told Pakistani television on Tuesday. Police say they suspect the assailants disguised themselves as women to try to slip past security checkpoints.
Pakistani police officers examined weapons and ammunition left behind by attackers in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday.
When stopped by security guards, the militants opened fire, killing one guard. The assailants fled during a gun battle, leaving behind the burqas, purses and hand grenades.
"We suspect they wanted to carry out a big terrorist attack which our prompt police action thwarted," said Mr. Ahmed in an interview with Geo TV Pakistan....
Posted by Robert on September 16, 2009 5:38 AM
Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 2, 2009
What's new on the niqab and burqa front?
To remind, both garments are designed for the modesty of Muslim females; the niqab covers all but the eyes and the burqa covers the entire face. In "Ban the Burqa – and the Niqab Too," two years ago, I documented how these two items pose criminal and terrorist dangers.
Is that still the case?
Criminality: Jordan offers a glimpse into the potential for niqabs and burqas as illegal accessories: one news report indicates that 50 people committed 170 crimes using Islamic garments during the past two years, or roughly one incident every four days, a crime wave that has prompted some Jordanians to call for restricting or even banning these Islamic head coverings.
No other country reports nearly so many head-garment-related crimes, but Philadelphia, Pennsylvania boasts multiple robberies (3 banks and 1 real estate leasing office) in a sixteen-month period in 2007-08, including the murder of a police officer.
The United Kingdom has the West's second-worst record. Jewelry stores – some owned by Muslims – have been targeted in the West Midlands, Glasgow, and Oxfordshire. Two travel agencies were attacked in the adjoining towns of Dunstable and Luton while an armored truck driver was assaulted in Birmingham. Robbery is not the only motive; teenagers in London, used niqab-style face coverings when stabbing a younger boy.
Other criminal incidents in the West include east European pickpockets wearing Islamic headgear in Rotterdam and a burgundy burqa'ed armed robbery at the People's Bank in Hiddenite, North Carolina (population: 6,000). The man who abducted Elizabeth Smart, 14, of Salt Lake City, forced her to wear a niqab-like garment that hid her in plain sight for nine months.
In response, banks, credit unions, jewelry stores, and schools are limiting access to persons of cover. For example, the Carolina Federal Credit Union of Cherryville, North Carolina, not far from Hiddenite, steers anyone wearing hats, sunglasses, or hoods to an isolated teller where special security measures obtain.
Terrorism: Taliban reliance on burqa'ed terrorism, often of the suicide variety, makes Afghanistan the current world epicenter of this tactic. On two occasions, authorities foiled would-be suicide bombers before they could act – one a Russian male convert to Islam with 500 kilograms of explosives in an automobile in Paktia Province, the other an Afghan woman hiding a bomb in Jalalabad.
An Afghan soldier stands guard over a burqa used by a male Taliban suicide bomber to attack government buildings in Paktia Province.
Usually, though, violent intentions are hidden by the burqa, becoming apparent only after an attack begins:
A Taliban commander, Haji Yakub, was killed in burqa as he tried to escape a house in Ghazni Province while attacking U.S. forces.
A Taliban operative, Mullah Khalid, attacked a police patrol in a crowded market in Farah Province. killing at least 12 people (7 police, 5 civilians).
A suicide bomber in Helmand Province killed a Pashtu-speaking British soldier before being shot in the forehead.
About fifteen suicide bombers in burqas armed with suicide vests, Kalashnikovs, and grenade-launchers drove to government buildings in Paktia Province and killed 12 persons.
Iraq suffered three such incidents (a male insurgent disguised as a pregnant woman, an attempted assassination of a governor, and two suicide bombers killing 22 Shi'i pilgrims) while Pakistan suffered two (one, operating from a rickshaw, killed 15 people). The attack on Mumbai that left nearly 200 dead included a mysterious burqa'ed woman. Elsewhere, incidents involved an attack on French tourists picnicking in Mauritania and a Molotov cocktail attack in Bahrain.
Oh, and on the bright side, Herve Jaubert, a Frenchman falsely accused of embezzling $3.8 million managed to escape Dubai by donning a niqab.
As an ancillary problem, new studies in both England and Ireland have found that covered women (and their breast-fed children) tend to get rickets disease due to an insufficiency of vitamin D, which the skin absorbs from sunlight.
(For greater detail on all these issues, see my weblog entry, "The Niqab and Burqa as Security Threats.")
I have previously called for a ban on "these hideous, unhealthy, socially divisive, terrorist-enabling, and criminal-friendly garments" from public places. Now joining with fed-up Jordanians, I reiterate that call. Islam requires that women wear neither niqab nor burqa, while public welfare emphatically requires their public prohibition. How many more cases of robbery and terrorism must occur for this common-sense stricture to be applied from Afghanistan and Jordan to the United Kingdom and Philadelphia?
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 5:12 PM on 6th May 2010
A robber wore a burka as a disguise to carry out a raid on a jewellery shop, police said today.
The cross-dressing criminal used the black head-to-toe garment, worn by some Muslim women, to hide his identity.
Owners of the jewellers in Bury, Greater Manchester, thought the 6ft-tall robber was a woman and allowed him entry.
Armed robbery: after allowing what they thought was a woman wearing a burka into a shop, staff at Capri Jewellers were help up by a shotgun-wielding gang
But as soon as he was buzzed in three men barged in behind him - one brandishing a shotgun. They raided the shop, stealing a large amount of bracelets, rings and lockets, before escaping in a waiting car, thought to be a silver Toyota Yaris.
Police are now hunting five men, all Asian, thought to be involved in the raid, which took place at about 4.15pm yesterday at Capri Jewellers on Benson Street in Bury.
The offender dressed as a woman is described as Asian, around 6ft tall and of thin build.
The getaway driver is described as Asian, in his early 20s, of chubby build. He was bald and wearing glasses.
The other three offenders are described as Asian and were wearing balaclavas.
The gang left behind two holdalls that were branded Wei Bao.
Det Sgt Chris Jameson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: 'The store has very tight security so the ruse used to gain entry shows a level of detailed planning, and I want to hear from anyone who may have overheard the gang preparing for this robbery.
'I would also urge anyone who knows the whereabouts of the getaway car or who may have been approached with a view to buying the stolen items to call police. All information will be treated in strict confidence.'
In western Europe wearing of the burka or face-coverings in public has stirred controversy, with some countries considering or imposing a ban on the dress.
Muslims say the burka is a part of their religious culture and such state interference is evidence of prejudice against their faith.
Muslim woman (or man) in burka waved through security at Heathrow with no checks.
If the government/agencies wanted to foment hatred of muslims, they could not come up with better tactics.
On muslim "feminists" propounding the benefits of muslim women being covered up.
I don’t have words to express my gratitude and appreciation for your noble battle against evil. Your #MuslimahPride movement against #Femen was a slap on the collective face of Western imperialists who believe that Muslim women can’t fight for a cause. It was also a resounding reminder for the rest of the world that you have what it takes to spark a revolution. What the ignorant world does not realise is that once you have the permission of your husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, the approval of your neighbours, in-laws, their relatives and the consent of your spiritual guardians, their God and their scriptures, you can be quite the rebels.
It takes a lot of courage to ridicule something that is already taboo where you live. It takes volumes of bravery and valour to bow down to the status quo, and toe the lines that have been forced upon you. It takes unbelievable amounts of gallantry to act out a script that someone else has written for you. And it must take guts and the proverbial cojones to take a stand against cruelty and the personification of tyranny that a horde of topless women is.
Who on earth are those damn Europeans to try to steal your voice? Do they not realise that your lives were defined a million-and-a-half ago by the Arabs, who protected your rights and guarded your modesty by ensuring that you don’t have much of a say in most things? Who are those unabashed infidels to protest on your behalf? Do they not realise that you are not allowed to express, let alone clamour in favour of, anything that contradicts the ostensibly divine scriptures? Who are those shameless activists to try and liberate you? Do they not realise that you can’t be liberated without the permission of your mehrams?
I can’t thank you enough for choosing to be more offended by naked bodies than dead bodies. And since there are so many different kinds of you to thank, I’ll try to address you one by one.
Dear ‘guardians of modesty’ Muslimaat, thank you for letting patriarchal societies define ‘modesty’ for you. Thank you for accepting contrasting definitions of modesty for men and women, and for not being a source of strength for your sisters and daughters, vindicating the men’s claim of you being the weaker sex. Thank you for teaching your daughters about the sin that having sex is, throughout their lives, and then compelling them to do it immediately with a man they first met a couple of hours ago, after signing a few papers and getting the clergy’s approval. Also, thank you for blaming your fellow women when they are raped, since men have the divine license to refuse to keep their emotions in the right place. And thank you very very much for being more misogynistic than any male chauvinist can ever possibly be.
Dear ‘feminist’ Muslimaat, thank you for being a ray of hope for bacon-eating vegetarians, god-fearing atheists and peace-loving terrorists. Thank you for reiterating the fact that your mehrams choose to overlook the divine orders and allow you to think freely and take your own decisions. Thank you for citing your personal example to highlight how you wear the hijab by your own choice, ignoring the fact that an overwhelming majority of Muslim women are coerced into doing so. Thank you very much for making the whole debate about you, when it was always about the torment and suffering that most of the Muslim women are going through.
Dear ‘liberal’ Muslimaat, thank you for defying the orders of your deity by choosing to not cover your heads. Thank you for disregarding other restrictions that your religion commands, and then having the audacity to condemn someone who is critical of these very commands. Thank you for cherry picking the commandments and making your ideology sound compatible with the 21st century, only to castigate those that take the same ideological orders literally and implement them. Thanks a lot for elucidating that you don’t need liberation and for paying no heed to the fact that the most of the women in your country do. And thank you very much for clinging on to those very shackles that have enchained the prospect of women empowerment in your country.
Dear ‘revolutionary’ Muslimaat, thank you for ignoring the life threats that Amina Tyler and many others like her are facing, after choosing to protest against the harassment that they have to bear on a daily basis. Thank you for overlooking other lesser issues like terrorists attacking a 15-year-old schoolgirl; female genital mutilation; women being raped with judicial approval just so they don’t die virgins; two-year-old girls being forced to wear veils because the disgusting men in your country have no self-control; and fathers legally getting away with raping their daughters by paying a few riyals. Thank you very much for screaming bloody murder over half-naked women’s claim of representing you, but accepting rapists, pedophiles and sorry excuses for human beings as your state leaders and role models.
#MuslimahPride is not just a hashtag, it’s a symbol of integrity and pride. It’s about taking pride in inequality, in half testimonies, in blaming rape victims and in gender discrimination. It’s about taking pride in chauvinism, where men have divine permission to beat and rape their wives, marry multiple times and possess slave girls. It’s about taking pride in patriarchal societies where husbands are categorically told in detail how they should punish their “disobedient” wives, while not a single text exclusively tells women what they should do with unfaithful husbands. It’s about taking pride in not being allowed to vote, let alone lead your nations, and about finally being allowed to ride a goddamn bicycle – under a mehram’s supervision – in the year 2013 AD.
The #MuslimahPride jihad will be written down in history as the moment where Muslimaat made it clear to the world that no one should protest on their behalf, half-naked or otherwise. Thank you, dear Muslimaat, for saving the rest of the world’s time by clarifying that you’re fine living in the 7th century AD, and no one should push you towards the enlightened times, regardless of whether they have clothes on or not. Thank you for being a source of inspiration and an illuminating example for everyone. We all know that you have what it takes to transform the plight of the women and change the dynamics of the world, as long as you are back home before sunset.
More power to you.
PS: I hope being addressed as ‘dear’ does not land you in trouble with your oversensitive male guardians.
Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Who speaks up for such women now? No one. But who speaks up for their oppressors? Many, many people, including the President of the United States: “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009
The women in this picture deserved the vocal and energetic support of Western feminists and the United States government in 1979. They didn’t get it. Neither did Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it; or Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab; or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; or Amira Osman Hamid, who faces whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized for her family for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told that they had to wear the hijab or be fired; or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; or the women also in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab; or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab; or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab; or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab; or the women in Iran who protested against the regime by daring to take off their legally-required hijab; or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab; or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents, or all the other women and girls who have been killed or threatened, or who live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab.
Who speaks up for them? No one. To do so would be “Islamophobic.”
This picture was posted on Twitter by Feminist Pics, but their sisters were not on the case at the time.
How incredibly shameful. In our lifetime, the Left/feminists stood by/enabled the oppression of all those women.
Here is another case of abuse of privilege by Muslims:
Note that the police are not clear about where in/on her body, this money came from. Just that it came from somewhere inside her knickers, it seems, after a certain amount of fiddling about by her.
This must mean that she was not stripped and cavity searched, but instead was warned that that would happen if she didn't give them what had been revealed by the scanner. Then she was allowed to extract the package, and take the condom off, out of their eyesight. Thus they could not say if the condom was covered in colonic or vaginal smears.
But the point is, would the rest of us dumb kaffir get such royal treatment and exemption? Would we be given such delicate privacy? Note that at that time, as far as the officers were concerned, she could have been carrying a bomb! She should have been closely watched during the whole time. When are the authorities going to stop giving Muslims the Master Race treatment?
Since the BBC is upping the ante on burka-based deceit, here's a list of criminals in the UK who used the burka (bet these issues don't make it into the BBC's deceitful, manipulative, brainwashing "documentary").
Men in burkas robbed Selfridges in London.
Man in burka robs jewellery shop in Burnley
(Part of a gang consisting of muslims:http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/9491004.Armed_robber_holds_up_j...)
Terrorist allowed to pass through British airport and escape – wearing a burka, of course.
Woman conceals identity behind burka to throw acid in another woman’s face.
Man in a burka robs jewellery shop in Rusholme, Manchester (an area as islamic as Tower Hamlets).
6’6″ man in burka robs jewellery store in the Midlands.
Written by: Paul Withers
Armed robbers dressed in burkas threatened Putney store staff with meat cleaver in 2012 raid
Two armed robbers who stole £40,000 of mobile phones from a Phones 4u store in Putney, southwest
London have each been jailed for five years. Mohammed Sabek (pictured top) and Aneel Khan (pictured bottom) stole 176 mobile phones from the store on Putney High Street on October 2, 2012, a robbery which saw two staff and a customer threatened with a meat-cleaver before being tied-up and locked in a caged area.
The pair, dressed in burkas to conceal their identities during the crime, were tracked down and arrested following a dawn raid on February 18, 2014, in which Mobile News was present.
Both were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery at Kingston Crown Court on October 16, before being sentenced to five years each on October 24. They will both spend their sentence at Wandsworth Prison.
Wandsworth CID detective constable John Baldwin said following the verdict: “Both Sabek and Khan are now facing a long jail sentence because they thought by wearing clothing to conceal their face and body they could commit crime and not be caught.
“What both of them failed to realise is that the Met will use specialist teams and equipment to catch and prosecute those responsible for such acts.
“I hope that these sentences serve as a reminder to anybody thinking of committing serious crimes, that sooner or later they will be serving a lengthy custodial sentence.”
During sentencing, Judge Judith Coello told both men: “You have been convicted on the most compelling evidence,” while barrister Nicholas Cooper, referring to Sabek and Khan, said during his closing speech: “From the moment officers attended the scene, you have seen excellent detective work, which led to their unmasking.”
Sabek and Khan arrived at the shop in the early evening of October 2, 2012 via a minicab from Hounslow, west London.
After changing into their disguises, they entered the shop and, armed with a meat cleaver, ordered a sales assistant to close and lock the shop as normal to distract from any abnormalities and hand over the keys to the store room.
The store assistant, as well as the store manager and a customer being served at the time, were then forced down to the basement of the shop and into a locked caged area, where all mobile devices were stored.
Two had their hands tied behind their backs but one was left with his hands free as he had a panic attack and was shown mercy by the robbers.
Sabek and Khan then loaded 176 mobile phones from the caged area, worth a total of £40,000, into suitcases before locking the cage and leaving the key on the outside.
However, the mobile phone they had used to call the minicab that took them to the Phones 4u store had run out of airtime credit, so the accused were forced to use the customer’s mobile to order a minicab for their return to Hounslow.
After the heist, they left the store, removed their disguises and returned to west London. But they left their credit-less phone in the store, enabling police to trace all activity on it in the lead-up to the crime.
The untied person cut the other two free using a pair of pliers, and they were then able to find a cheaper handset within the caged area that had not been stolen to call the police. Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Just minutes before the robbery, a female walking along Putney High Street had noticed two men wearing burkas outside the Phones 4u store acting suspiciously.
She called police but by the time they had arrived, the store had been locked-up as normal and the officers reported seeing nothing unusual as they passed by the shop.
Caught on CCTV
Sabek and Khan had originally planned to commit the robbery just two days earlier during the early evening of September 30, 2012.
However, they decided not to go through with the raid after they arrived at the store later than planned due to delays in the minicab picking them up from an address in Hounslow.
After deciding to abort this attempt, in what police said proved to be another major error on their part, Sabek and Khan changed out of their burkas and into normal clothing, before visiting nearby fast-food chain Subway for something to eat and drink.
But their faces were captured on the store’s CCTV as they used their mobiles to order a minicab to take them back to Hounslow.
Amin Dobani and Milton Miller had also been arrested in connection with the robbery. They had also been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and had stood trial alongside Sabek and Khan at Kingston Crown Court.
However, Judge Coello dismissed the charges against both men midway through the trial and found them not guilty.
Such a big hoo haa over the "success" of our police force. But they'll be with their criminal Muslim buddies in prison, and out in 2 years to rob again. Two of them got let off the conspiracy charge by the judge. And do you think any of these guys will ever work?
Burka robbers in Toronto raid jewellery store.
There is something related to the Burqa in this article:
Britain First Leader Paul Golding Found Guilty Of Harassment
Golding was also found guilty of wearing a political uniform, which is an offence under the Public Order Act 1936, The Essex Chronicle reported.
At Chelmsford Magistrates' Court, District Judge David Woollard said: "It was a political stunt which was designed to further the cause of the party and to generate the kind of material which is later placed on the Britain First website."
Golding was fined £425 in total and ordered to pay £532 costs.
So, why can't women wearing the burqa be similarly fined? Since Islam qualifies even more as a political ideology than secular democracy:
The 7 Characteristics of a Political Ideology [PCD] - The 4 Freedoms Library
Why should we have to suffer people (yes, its men and women) as a security risk, wearing burqas, and also brazenly displaying the symbols of Islamic Fascism in their dress?
We will soon see a movement to ban the burqa in Saudi Arabia!
Saudi Arabia beheads four thieves who dressed up as women to lure men to them so they could rob them
Four robbers had donned women's clothes to lure their away their victim
The men from Saudi Arabia then stole from the man and murdered him