In response to Laura Perrins: Islamism poses the real threat to the sisterhood, Tricia wrote:
You are right. Feminists are either utter cowards or fools beyond measure. I watched an interview on the TV the other day where the presenters were supporting the “right” of a Muslim woman to wear full body cover and veil covering, while an imam was sitting next to her telling her that “nowhere in the Koran is this required and it is a tribal garment”. He also referred to the veil as “a rag”, which has nothing to do with the state of her faith.
I cannot imagine never being able to feel the wind and sun on my arms, legs and face and being suffocated in this all-encompassing garment.
I consider that any young woman who is choosing to wear this garment must be considered a dangerous radical and that the veil should be banned. We do not allow people to go into banks while covering their faces and we should not allow these women to hide their identity, whether by choice or coercion.