A Little Less Conversation?

The Irish Times – Letters

Using tenuous, open-to-interpretation teachings from the Koran, the wearing of the niqab has been imposed on women. The penalty for not wearing it has often been extreme violence and cruelty. Out of empathy and support for the many victims of this violence we should not accept this practice in Ireland or any civilised country.

The Irish Council of Imams also states we should allow the wearing of the niqab on the basis of encouraging integration. However, in conversation with someone wearing the niqab it is not possible to read and interpret facial expressions and so an unequal communication takes place. What is integrationist about that? – Yours, etc,

JOHN FAULKNER,

Ridgemont Avenue,

Stockport,

Cheshire,

England.

I can only assume, given the passionate attachment to the abolition of unequal communication on the part of the writer, that this letter is a transcript of a face-to-face conversation maintained by the writer and the editor of the Irish Times.

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2 Responses to “A Little Less Conversation?”


  1. 1 Eoin February 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Apparently Madam Editor was wearing a niqab at the time.


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