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Man who supported a burka ban to speak at Corbynista festival

6 August 2018

4:28 PM

6 August 2018

4:28 PM

Boris Johnson has found himself in a spot of bother today over an article in the Telegraph. The former Foreign Secretary uses his column to say that he disagrees with the Danish government’s decision to ban burkas. However, he has been criticised for also saying that Muslim women wearing burkas ‘look like letter boxes’. A number of top Corbynistas have been quick to denounce him for trying to appeal to the hard-right:

https://twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1026422370293227520

Only Mr S can’t help but wonder if they’re all up to date with the programme for Corbynista favourite The World Transformed festival that coincides with Labour conference. Alongside John McDonnell, Ash – ‘I’m literally a communist’ – Sarkar and Hilary Wainwright will be Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The French socialist veteran who ‘inspired the European left with his radical campaign for the presidency in 2017’ will be speaking to a Momentum-heavy crowd at the event. And what is his view on Muslim dress? Well, it turns out he has advocated a full face veil ban, as well as stating that the burkini was ‘a provocation’ – and the ‘fruit of a Salafist religious offensive’:

‘It is not impossible or contrary to public freedoms and fundamental rights to legislate on dress practices if the defence of public order and human dignity justifies it. The complete concealment of the face is problematic from this dual point of view. It prevents any recognition of the persons concerned, which disturbs public order. And it also deprives them of social existence and undermines their physical and moral integrity which puts into question the dignity of the human person. It is therefore on this double basis that the law could affirm the obligation to have the face discovered in all public places.’

What ever will Jones say?


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