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WAWIBF... Mosques and Mirrors

16 February 2007

Apparently 60% of mosques in Britain don't allow women entry. Because, presumably, women are not as good as men. They're rubbish at chess, they talk too much, they bleed. And so on. Such was the discussion this week on Radio 4's Today programme. One of the guests said this:

'I don't believe in religions. I think all religions are fairy tales, I think they are evil and I don't think Islam is one of the better ones, so I don't want anybody to be forced to go to a mosque. What I do want is women to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. I don't want them to be subservient to Muslim men.'

We don't know about you, but we think those are pretty reasonable views. The use of the word 'evil' is perhaps something of a distraction, but on the whole, hear hear. Well said, that man.

But which paragon of logic might have said that? Would you be surprised to discover that it was the same man who was also caught this week expressing views that wouldn't be out of place in the mouth of David Icke? That's right. It was Robert Kilroy-Silk.

'Within the millions of EU regulations covering virtually every aspect of life in the EU,' Kilroy-Silk also wrote to the European Parliament, should there not be one making it an offence for Marks & Spencer to have mirrors in their changing rooms that 'deliberately distort women's shapes'?

What? What the hell's he been doing in women's dressing rooms? Probably he wanted to be treated equally, with dignity and respect.

Just to check that the man really is the bona fide loon everyone thinks he is, TFT dressed up as our Great Aunt Mabel and popped into our local M&S. He is. When we stripped in front of the mirror, we looked as flabby and wide-limbed as ever before. If not flabbier.

M&S also issued a statement. 'The man's a fucking loon,' they said.

Damn you, Robert Kilroy-Silk! We've half a mind to start believing in Allah.

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