Please Help New English Review
For our donors from the UK:
New English Review
New English Review Facebook Group
Follow New English Review On Twitter
Recent Publications from New English Review Press
Easy Meat
by Peter McLoughlin
The Tongue is Also a Fire
by James Como
Out Into The Beautiful World
by Theodore Dalrymple
Unreading Shakespeare
by David P. Gontar
Islam Through the Looking Glass: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J. B. Kelly, Vol. 3
edited by S. B. Kelly
The Real Nature of Religion
by Rebecca Bynum
As Far As The Eye Can See
by Moshe Dann
Threats of Pain and Ruin
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Oil Cringe of the West: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly Vol. 2
edited by S.B. Kelly
The Impact of Islam
by Emmet Scott
Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies
by Ibn Warraq
Fighting the Retreat from Arabia and the Gulf: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly. Vol. 1
edited by S.B. Kelly
The Literary Culture of France
by J. E. G. Dixon
Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays
by David P. Gontar
Farewell Fear
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Eagle and The Bible: Lessons in Liberty from Holy Writ
by Kenneth Hanson
The West Speaks
interviews by Jerry Gordon
Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy
Emmet Scott
Anything Goes
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Left is Seldom Right
by Norman Berdichevsky
Allah is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion
by Rebecca Bynum

Monday, 22 March 2010
Bangladesh hospital bans burqa to prevent theft
From SIFY of India
Bangladesh's largest state-run hospital has banned staff from wearing full-face burqas after an increase in thefts of mobile phones and wallets from wards, a hospital chief said Monday.
Female staff have been ordered to wear standard uniforms, which do not cover either the hair or face, while on duty at the Bangabandhu Medical University Hospital in Dhaka, senior administrator Abdul Majid Bhuiyan told AFP.
"We decided to enforce our uniform regulations after discovering instances of stealing by veiled staff," he said, adding some burqa-wearing staff had also been secretly sending unqualified "proxy workers" to cover shifts for them. "Doctors have also said burqa-clad women who travel to work on crowded public buses then do not change into regulation uniform could carry diseases into the hospital,"
Posted on 03/22/2010 5:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
22 Mar 2010
Hugh Fitzgerald

"Moderate Islam"??Or merely Loss Control and Prevention??

22 Mar 2010

 What a very, very useful precedent.  I hope that this act, by a Bangladeshi hospital, to ban the wearing of burqa and niqab by the staff members, on the grounds of crime and disease prevention, is seized upon by those who in the West - in France, and elsewhere - are attempting to bring about a burqa ban.  

The hygiene and  crime prevention arguments (and these garments offer an extraordinary advantage to shoplifters, in these days of CCTV) made by the Bangladeshi hospital burqa-banners, when combined - from a Western, non-Muslim POV - with the indisputable fact that such garments can be and have been used by the perpetrators of murder-'martyr' mass killings, and by male jihadis attempting to escape the law, are overwhelmingly convincing. 

No burqa and niqab should be permitted to be worn in any public space or institution, anywhere in the lands of the non-Muslims.  Not in any hospital, school, university campus, playground, park, street, bank, shop, government building, mall/ shopping centre, or on any form of public transport.

Come on, France.  Just do it; establish the ban; and enforce it, by all means necessary.

Guns, Germs and Steel in Tanzania
The Thinking Person's Safari
Led by Geoffrey Clarfield
Most Recent Posts at The Iconoclast
Search The Iconoclast
Enter text, Go to search:
The Iconoclast Posts by Author
The Iconoclast Archives
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31