My cousin just posted this on facebook:
Shared from the "Scottish Defence League" page (I'm not linking to them!) with the caption: "Try to wear a balaclava into a bank or onto a plane you would be arrested buts its ok for Muslims to wear burkas wherever they want. Another example of one law for them and another law for us"
I know there are a few muslim posters on here, as well as plenty of sensible liberal minded folk.
Can you help me construct a valid counter argument to this nonsense to go with my utter disdain and feeling of disgust?
So far my reply has been:
Firstly that's a niqāb, not a burqa.
Secondly, how many bank robberies have actually involved the robbers wearing ḥijāb?
Thirdly, what "law" exactly is different for "them"?
Fourthly, please stop polluting my facebook with this offensive xenophobic bollocks! I don't want to have to unfriend my own cousin.