F1 » Top Gear in hot water over burkas – again

Cult BBC motoring show Top Gear's decision to dress Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in burkas during the Middle Eastern special on Boxing Day has led to rather a fall-out...

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Jose - Unregistered

January 05, 2011 1:47 AM

Man what the hell is going on here??
A few hours ago I was having a spirited exchange of ideas about Force India F1 team. The forum were swapping ideas pro and con. Crazy enjoyable exchanges, My Rant wasn't making much head way so I grabbed my marbles and ran to my safe hideout, under the Brooklyn bridge, Laughing...
Now this....appeared on the forum. WHAT is this some,, who shot john political
Crap...Crash, this is not about racing.
Was the BBC having some race on Boxing day..and we end up with this Political junk..Crash maybe you got of the road and hit something solid, looks like you got you bell wrong, big-time,,Whats this Burkas, jihad, hate, name calling, disrespect and nefarious Political Bull?
Crash, Man like WTF.....


Igor Brezovic

January 05, 2011 8:48 AM

So what? It's just a part of the clothing, it's so wrong to force any religious aspect about burkas...
Burkas alone are narrowminded enough.
Don't go jihad just because someone puts something on the head. wtf?


January 05, 2011 10:39 AM

one previous poster said it right. if you are in a foreign country, you should abide by the laws of that country and not cause offence. if you visit saudi, you dont go out drinking in the street etc. we can find a skit on some of these customs and laws humourous, but some they are offensive. tg probably assumed that all watching would be british christians, but overlooked the large immigrant population. i also found it odd that clarkson was boasting about having a second passport. how did he qualify for that?
"when in rome...."

Facts - Unregistered

January 05, 2011 10:59 AM

The burqa was not invented as a response to Islamic teachings. It was invented in the 6th century BC, a fixture of the reign of Cyrus the Great.
The veil per se is not Islamic, either. It was first worn in Sumeria by the class of temple prostitutes, or Holy Harlots, who initiated young me into sexual mysteries. Their group was revered, and thus the wearing of veils was considered an upper-class habit, and was passed on into Egyptian culture in that fashion.

Andy - Unregistered

January 05, 2011 11:41 AM

Here in the states, we all know what drives this type of situation - money. Lawyers make a fortune from prosecuting and defending this train of thought. How about a logical solution from a long time ago...

King Henry the Sixth, Part II "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". - (Act IV, Scene II). - William Shakespeare

kiko - Unregistered

January 05, 2011 12:11 PM

Bloomin heck Facts, you are treading dodgy ground there - watch your back.

You just suggested that muslim attire descends from prostitutes.

I am sure somebody will complain on behalf of a race that doesn't particularly care. It is a British thing to do.

Waz - Unregistered

January 06, 2011 11:15 AM

Good on them for having a sense of fun and not worrying about the do gooders. Here in Australia we had a KFC staff member abuse a customer because he wanted bacon on his burger and the shop was a Halal store. It's getting ridiculous, don't insult a muslim but they don't seem to care that they insult us and our way of life, the life they chose to migrate to!

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