Going against the will of 2/3 of British people. Are 2/3 of Britons un-British, then?
Green also says that such a ban would run contrary to the conventions of “tolerant and mutually respectful society.” Clearly, he knows nothing of Islamic law and its knack for doing just that. And for that matter, how does concealing one’s face in public foster a mutually respectful society? It is a mark of separation and distrust, and of non-engagement with “the other,” to borrow a well-worn multiculturalist term.
But, of course, one must remember that multicultural “tolerance” is a one-way street on which Western values must yield the right-of-way to galloping Sharia.
“Burka ban ruled out by immigration minister,” by Patrick Hennessy for the Telegraph, July 17:
Damian Green said such a move would be “rather un-British” and run contrary to the conventions of a “tolerant and mutually respectful society”.
He said it would be “undesirable” for Parliament to vote on a burka ban in Britain and that there was no prospect of the Coalition proposing it.
His comments will dismay the growing number of supporters of a ban. A YouGov survey last week found that 67 per cent of voters wanted the wearing of full-face veils to be made illegal.
Mr Green used a wide-ranging interview with The Sunday Telegraph, his first since taking up his post at the Home Office in May, to issue a “message around the world that Britain is no longer a soft touch on immigration”.
He said the summer would see a major crackdown on the main streams of illegal immigration — including sham marriages, illegal workers and people trafficking — and confirmed that this autumn the Government would set an overall cap on migrants entering Britain from outside the European Union.
His firm decision to rule out a burka ban will disappoint some Right-of-centre Tory MPs, including Philip Hollobone, who has tabled a private member’s bill that would make it illegal for anyone to cover their face in public….