Pat Condell: spot on the burqa?
"It is a cultral-tribal Arab thing, nothing Islamic about it and is an icon of tribal-sexism in the Arab world. Of course the Arab radical extremists will insist because it was in their culture that it is Islamic and simply it is not in a verse of the Qur'an and it comes out only in the third-generation books. In fact Mohammed insisted in trying to take way sexism and oppression out of the Muslim community and it failed after the first generation of his followers died after him. French President Sarkozy was absolutely correct when he said that the Burqa is something that should be banned as it is not Islamic, it is an instrument of suppression."