The big question for me is:
How’s Dr Taj Hargey’s gay friendly mosque being taken seriously by the rest of the Islamic world? The answer to that tells you all you need to know about the effect his call for the ban of the burka will have. 0 chance of success.
Hand Hargey a box full of Sam Solomon’s ”Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding” pamphlets to pass out at the doors of all of London’s Muslim beachheads (mosques ), and see what his results will be. 0 chance of success. That’s the real world in which we live.
Dr Hargey claimed the tradition ‘reinforces female servility and sexist patriarchy’
Dr Taj Hargey of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford put pressure on the Government to follow in the footsteps of France and Belgium, who have both outlawed face veils, at a conference about Islam.
He went on to question why Muslim women were not allowed to wear veils in the Muslim holy city of Mecca while the practice is still allowed in the UK.
He said: “Since the burka and niqab are ancient habits and not mentioned in the Koran, it is, therefore, pre-Islamic, not Koranic and ipso facto un-Muslim.
“If Muslim women are banned from covering their faces in Mecca, and cannot perform their daily prayers by hiding their identity, then why is it a requirement to do so on the streets of Britain?