“A person’s culture is NOT a fancy dress costume,” and one more added: “Is this some sort of mockery to the religion.”
As I have long warned, it only starts with cartoons. Once we surrendered on that point, we set a precedent of surrendering to Sharia enforcement, and now that this precedent is established, we are made to reinforce it again and again.
We are in effect accepting Islamic law as overriding the freedom of speech and freedom of expression. The lights are quickly dimming in the West.
If speech or expression that offends a group (in this case, Muslims) is banned, that group has absolute power, and a free society is destroyed. A group that cannot be criticized cannot be opposed. It can work its will no matter what it is, and no one will be able to say anything to stop it.
The idea that these Halloween costumes are “Islamophobia” — is little more than the enforcement of Sharia in the marketplace of ideas.
This is a religious culture that lacks humor and humanity. And all this incessant whining about “racism.” Islam is a belief system, not a race.
A free society is by its nature one in which people put up with others who mock or offend. The alternative is a quiet authoritarian society in which only one opinion is allowed and the others are silenced, and ultimately sent to the camps.
‘SEXY BURKAS’ Amazon forced to remove ‘disgusting’ costumes which turn traditional Muslim robes into skimpy party dress By The Sun, October 6, 2016:
The cropped tunic also has a plunging neckline revealing cleavage and has caused huge offence, with the retailer saying the product has been taken off the site
Online retail giant Amazon have sparked controversy in the run up to Halloween by selling costumes shoppers have slammed as ‘Islamophobic’
It could be bought for just under £20 and was described as a “sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume” with “a lovely soft stretch material”.
Amazon users outraged by the product branded the online store as “disgusting racists”.
One person said: “You’re all disgusting racists. My culture is not your costume.”
While another commented: “A person’s culture is NOT a fancy dress costume,” and one more added: “Is this some sort of mockery to the religion.”
Another user said: “Whoever you are fear Allah. It’s not a joke.”
The outfit was modelled alongside “Arab” costumes modelled by white men wearing make-up.
Male costumes included a tunic and headdress set, and shoppers have the option to complete the outfit with a “Palestine” scarf.
Amazon also pulled these costumes of “Arab” men after similar complaints were made
Courtesy of Pamela Geller