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Daily Mail Has gone too far (again)

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DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 17:52:28

Why is a women in a burka selling ice cream terrifying to them.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 16-Jun-15 17:53:55

because it appeals to the hysteria of their readers

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Jun-15 17:55:16

Why is a women in a burka selling ice cream terrifying to them

That's a very good question.

It's up there with "Why would you name change especially to ask it?" grin

ghostyslovesheep Tue 16-Jun-15 17:57:04

fair point Worra!

GymBum Tue 16-Jun-15 17:57:21

Worral indeed.

I also wonder why you are reading that trash anyway? confused

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 17:59:24

I don't read, but colleague who sits next to me reads it online and i saw this story and was shocked how they get away with it.

AGnu Tue 16-Jun-15 18:00:40

ARGH! Run away! She has slightly more clothing than some other British people...

twittertwit Tue 16-Jun-15 18:01:11

Ok, I'll bite. Not terrifying, but I find the image slightly disturbing. Then again I find the burka pretty disturbing anyway.

Yarp Tue 16-Jun-15 18:03:03

Daily Mail in Talking Crap Shock!

PaulDacreIsaCunt Tue 16-Jun-15 18:03:13

"Why would you name change especially to ask it?"

Beats me! smile

WhetherOrNot Tue 16-Jun-15 18:04:31

Because we are programmed from birth to read facial expressions - that's why a just born baby will automatically look at the face of the person holding it. And will continue to look at faces for the rest of his/her life.

It goes completely against the human psyche to NOT read facial expressions (which is why the men who impose restrictions on women insist the full facial veil is used - it immediately segregates and dehumanises the person wearing it).

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 18:06:19

The burka imo is wrong and i think government should ban it for under 15s and in public places like schools, council and government buildings and airports and train stations. If you can't wear a hood in a shopping centre you should not be allowed a burka.

But if you want a debate about burka's then have one. The article is basically saying look at what was once a white Christian area and look at it now which is racist.

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Jun-15 18:06:52

Yes, it's certainly not terrifying but it beats me why anyone would work with the public whilst hiding themselves from the public.

I'd feel the same if she was wearing a full face crash helmet while serving ice creams.

I think it's a bit bonkers to be fair.

DoItTooJulia Tue 16-Jun-15 18:08:15

Wasn't there a thread about this the other day?

Woman wasn't sold rum and raisin ice cream, thought it was because the vendor was Muslim?

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Jun-15 18:08:50

But if you've got such a problem with that particular newspaper, why link to it on a public forum, thus helping them to earn revenue?

You might as well nip out and sell a few copies in the street for them too grin

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 18:14:08

Worra because you can't ignore Britains second biggest newspaper and biggest sunday paper.

I think we need to discuss the mail to beat it. In america the liberal smaller media outlets always talk about fox news because it lets people know about their lies.

TessBrookes Tue 16-Jun-15 18:15:13

Hmm. I know they sensationalise and go too far, but there IS a deeper point there that gets hidden.
No, there's nothing scary about people in burkas. They're just normal people under there. Going about their business.
Hysteria over stuff like that glosses over the main point. What people need to be asking themselves is WHY people are going over and joining terrorists.
Nobody's 'allowed' to question anymore though, are they, as reasoned discussion never happens as it'll always get screamed down as 'racist!!"
Why are they going over to terrorists? I personally don't think it helps if you have huge communities of people who won't integrate with others, and stick to themselves. Won't engage with anyone outside of their religion and beliefs. Which DOES happen.
That's a recipe for fearfulness (is that even a word?! grin and suspicion for a start. Not just from non Muslims, but from Muslims towards non Muslims.
Integration, not segregation is what's needed. Then everyone can learn more about other cultures and see we're all the same really. Not go haring off to a foreign country to fight against your neighbours as they don't fit in with your beliefs.

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Jun-15 18:17:37

Really? You cant ignore it?

I seriously doubt a few threads on MN about the DM is going to 'beat' them.

It's actually doing the exact opposite and funding them.

If you don't like the paper (and I don't blame you), the best place for people to hit them is in the pocket.

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 18:18:24

But the mail article and the way its worded does not lead to any debate instead makes non muslims fear of muslims and muslims feel marginalised and made to feel as thought they are a problem.

KenAdams Tue 16-Jun-15 18:19:18

It's not even a burqa, it's a nawab. I've only ever seen people wear burqa a in media pictures of Afghanistan.

KenAdams Tue 16-Jun-15 18:19:36


Sparklingbrook Tue 16-Jun-15 18:21:08

'Daily Mail has gone too far' <arf> Well I never.

morelikeguidelines Tue 16-Jun-15 18:21:55

Haven't clicked on link because it's the daily fail.

What is their point? That you can't eat ice cream in a burka so shouldn't be allowed to sell it?

Agree with pp that the idea of women being forced/ encouraged to wear a burka is worrying. Also that children (under 16) shouldn't be allowed to wear them.

But it has nothing to do with ice cream sales and I imagine that this is the daily heil (or daily hatemail - any more nicknames?) being racist again.

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 18:21:57

Worra But with 2.6 million readers a day (in print) and the 116 most visited website in the world its not going to hit them in its pocket. If anything the mail has been smart going free online and thus everyone at work reads it. Also the fact that many read the celebs bit but it then links them back into news and politics.

DailyMailIsRacist Tue 16-Jun-15 18:23:08

Oh and the 14 most visited U.K website.

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