Two French female students have made a film of the pair of them strolling through the streets of Paris in a niqab, bare legs and mini-shorts as a critique of France’s recently passed law.
Calling themselves the “Niqabitches,” the veiled ladies can be seen strutting past prime ministerial offices and various government ministries with a black veil leaving only their eyes visible, but with their long legs naked bar black high heels.
Bemused passers-by can be seen gawping at the pair or asking to take photographs in the clip.
Well they are French so can’t help themselves and the lasses do have quite nice legs.
At one stage in the film, the two women approach the entrance to the ministry of immigration and national identity, only to be told by a policeman to go elsewhere. However, a policewoman also present is delighted by their clothes. “I love your outfit, is it to do with the new law?” she asks. “Yes, we want to de-dramatise the situation,” one girl replies. “It’s brilliant. Can I take a photo?” asks the policewoman, who will soon be required to fine public niqab wearers.
So you can wear a niqab in private. I was chatting to my wife yesterday about the movie “Psycho”. The shower scene specifically which caused Alf Hitchcock a lot of agro with the censors. My take was… Well, I got into the shower this morning and I wasn’t wearing any clothes. I reckon you possibly did too and completely naked as well! Getting into the shower wearing clothes would be the perverse thing.
In an opinion piece published on the news website, rue89, the anonymous duo – political science and communication students in their twenties – said the film was a tongue-in-cheek way of criticising France’s niqab ban, which the Senate passed last month and is due to go into force early next year.
“To put a simple burka on would have been too simple. So we asked ourselves: ‘how would the authorities react when faced with women wearing a burka and mini-shorts?,” asked the students, one of whom is a Muslim.
“We were not looking to attack or degrade the image of Muslim fundamentalists – each to their own – but rather to question politicians who voted for this law that we consider clearly unconstitutional,” they said.
“To dictate what we wear appears to have become the role of the State (as if they didn’t have other fish to fry …).”
Well, quite. Except this is France. This is the land of Rousseau who believed in “forcing people to be free”. Now don’t get me wrong. The niqab or burka is an affront to civilization. It’s basically saying you infidel chaps see a pretty girl’s face and it’s raping time. It is perverse and purely fitting for a religion that believes quite literally that all men are rapists purely because it’s founder was - “Whatever your right hand possesses” and all that. Margaret Atwood in “The Handmaid’s Tale” has a future America as a fascist state due to the perverse alliance of radical feminists and Christian fundamentalists. I think she got the religion wrong but it’s an interesting idea for a Canadian.
The film had been viewed 71,000 times on rue89 and a few hundred times on YouTube yesterday, but French websites predicted it would become an internet sensation.
France’s law banning the burka makes no mention of Islam, but President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government promoted the law as a means to protect women from being forced to wear Muslim full-face veils such as the burka or the niqab.
I did mention Rousseau didn’t I? It seems his spirit is alive and well and haunting the Elysée Palace.
France’s five-million-strong Muslim minority is Western Europe’s largest, but fewer than 2,000 women are believed actually to wear a full face veil.
So it’s not a problem really is it?
Once the law is in force, a woman who chooses to defy the ban will receive a fine of 150 euros (£125) or a course of citizenship lessons. A man who forces a woman to go veiled will be fined 30,000 euros (£25,000) and serve a jail term.
How the hell the later could be proven is utterly beyond me.
It could yet be overturned by France’s constitutional court.
It would be here (I hope!) and the USA but France? God knows! It is though a sad day when one of the great nations of civilization adopts a dress code. It is a very sad day when they adopt it against the supposed dress code of Islam. And it is a really sad day when they are so politically correct that they don’t dare even name Islam in the law they passed. That is pathetic. So fewer than 2000 French women wear the veil? That’s 2000 out of over 2 million and that is a problem? I tend not to carry a strong hand for victimhood poker but that is ridiculous. And the law is ludicrous. No man will ‘fess up to that. If he is forcing his missus to go round in a tent he clearly has enough control over her to get her to claim it was her free will and take the 150Es and not the 30,000Es and a term in stir. I mean that’s serious.
The burkha, the niqab are tragic. They are a fundamental denial of humanity. They ultimately say something terrible about our species. Terrible and untrue but oddly self-fulfilling. I mean if a glimpse of stocking is something shocking then the burkha is needed. Of course we could live in the modern world where an attractive female dressed as attractive females do in the modern world isn’t “asking for it”. We could live there. I do. I know which world I inhabit and right now it ain’t France. My Frogulent chums do you not understand that imposing a dress code as an antidote to a dress code is missing the point by miles (or kilometres)?
Islam is the creation of a sexual pervert and child rapist. It is a vile faith. It is epically sexist against men. We are quite simply not expected to keep our pecker in our thobe. Well, I tend to keep mine in my combats most of the time otherwise I’d be in jail. I refute it thus but a law? A law! No. We should not have a law against rank stupidity. If we did about a third of the population would be in jail. Or approximately 1/1000 of the Muslim women of France. Knock yourself out Nicky Sarcophagus. Force them to be free! That’s what Rousseau did when he wasn’t decking a tramp to half-inch his boots.