Fighting ignorance with ignorance

I’m not a fan of the burqa: it’s a silly garment that dehumanises the women who wear it, and promotes a religious agenda of which I disapprove.

However, the Dutch plan to ban its wearing in public is an appallingly stupid, illilberal and evil one. A hallmark of a civilised society is that, subject to certain decency-based requirements, people can wear what the fuck they like. Banning women from expressing their beliefs through their dress is the kind of stupid shit that fundamentalist Islamists get up to, not the kind of thing we should be doing.
It’s basically a parallel to the whole War On Terror thing – a marginal and irrelevant bunch of silly cunts don’t like us much and make some half-arsed attempts at destroying our freedom, so the government takes decisive action to destroy all our freedom before they get the chance. The Dutch equivalent is “you want to impose barbaric and restrictive dress codes on us – so we’ll impose them on you!”.

If any Islamist terrorists are reading this, I suggest you fly to Amsterdam (only about £30 on EasyJet these days), shoot interior minister Rita Verdonk with eight bullets, slit her throat, stab her in the torso, and leave a note pinned to her with a knife saying something like “stop it you daft buggers, you’re almost as bad as me”.

5 thoughts on “Fighting ignorance with ignorance

  1. Gurdjieff says:

    Dear Sir,
    The heading of your article: “Fighting ignorance with ignorance” was
    the tricker to have a look at your article.
    But after reading the second sentence I was surprised since I had the
    impression that you had some knowledge about this topic. But I found
    out that you have no knowledge about this topic and that you appear
    to be ignorant.
    Even the parallel you try to formulate is appallingly stupid, you are
    preaching hatred claiming that you are different and more civilised.
    Could you tell me what you know about islam?

  2. PDF says:

    The second sentence of the article is “A hallmark of a civilised society is that, subject to certain decency-based requirements, people can wear what the fuck they like”. Please explain why you believe this to be wrong.

  3. Spazmo says:

    Er, no. That is the third sentence.

  4. pdf says:

    Ah, so you must mean “However, the Dutch plan to ban its wearing in public is an appallingly stupid, illiberal and evil one”. Doesn’t really matter – if you do not believe the third sentence to be wrong, you cannot disagree with the second one.

  5. ALI KAMRAN says:

    sir
    i m Ali Kamran from university of centeral punjab, pakistan.
    i require an article on topic” NOT IGNORANCE,BUT THE IGNORANCE OF
    IGNORANCE IS DEATH OF KNOWLEDGE”. i do not know much how can i get
    desired topic on net. if u can help,i will be thankful.
    my email address is ALIKAMRANDOGAR@HOTMAIL.COM
    THANKS.

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