August 14, 2006
Dhimmitude at the British Passport Office
Posted by Dave Blount at August 14, 2006 5:19 PM
If the above photograph doesn't strike you as disturbingly sexual, you must not practice Islam. It was taken by five-year-old Hannah Edwards' mother to a British Passport Office in preparation for a trip to France. But bureaucrats rejected it, on the grounds that the little girl's bare shoulders might offend Muslims.
Jane Edwards was forced to jump through numerous hoops, but she was finally able to get a picture deemed acceptable to Muslims into the hands of British authorities. The experience left her fuming:
This is quite ridiculous, I followed the instructions on the passport form to the letter and it was still rejected. It is just officialdom pandering to political correctness. ... How can the shoulders of a five-year-old girl offend anyone?
Welcome to dhimmitude, Mrs. Edwards. The idea of five-year-olds being seen as sex objects is not all that strange in the context of a religion invented by a "prophet" who raped a 9-year-old girl — and that religion sets the standards now.
But even if bare shoulders can lead to trouble, it's okay for Brits to wear a hijab for their passport photos. This might make them difficult to identify, but the important thing is to do whatever the nice Muslims want, so that maybe they'll direct their terror attacks at someone else.
On a tip from Bill V.