Burqin’ on the Ritz

Caption: Is it cos I is black?

Britain?s establishment too often to be supinely terrified of taking a stand against the increasingly visible Islamisation of Britain. Political leaders respond to the Islamic atrocity of the week, not by condemning Islamic supremacist violence, but mewling about ?Islamophobia?, and the mythical ?backlash? that never happens. Police issue ?modest? uniforms, and arrest anyone who dares exercise their free speech by saying anything critical of Islam online. There are persistent rumours that the monarch-in-waiting is a wannabe Islamic convert.

The British lion that faced down Nazism seems intent on surrendering to Islam with barely a whimper.

So it?s somewhat heartening to see at least one bastion of the British establishment taking a stand, of sorts. Quote:

The Five star Ritz, a true British landmark and a favourite haunt of Britain?s late great Queen Mother who died in 2002 ? refused two Muslim women entry to it?s Tea Room as the pair turned up dressed in the niqab, more commonly known in Britain as The Burqa. End of quote.

To be absolutely correct, the niqab is not the same as a burqa. But as a head-to-foot black sack, covering everything but a tiny slit for eyes, it might as well be. Quote:

The incident sparked cries of ?Islamophobia? [toward] the five-star ?Royal? London landmark, but many have also praised the hotel.

In a video posted to social media, two women who claim to be wearing the Burqa can be heard slamming a representative from the top London hotel ? as they could not be identified from their photo I.D. End of quote.

Incidents like this also highlight the duplicity so often characterised by Islamo-whiners. Criticism of oppressive Islamic dress codes is hand-waved away with the stock, Nothing To Do With Islam? excuse. Yet, when it suits them, apologists will readily admit that it really is everything to do with Islam. When Pauline Hanson wore a burqa into the Australian Senate, then attorney-general George Brandis, and Labor?s Penny Wong, both fulminated about insulting ?religious dress?. Quote:

?I?m shocked? The Muslim woman replies, throwing out the race card ?Because of the religious dress we can?t enter.? End of quote.

But, for all the blubbering about ?Islamophobia?, the Ritz was just enforcing their dress code. As even Mick Jagger found out, if you don?t abide by the rules, you simply won?t be allowed in. Quote:

The Ritz has a very strict dress code??Reflecting the elegant nature of the hotel?s architecture The Ritz London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel.?

The website also adds: ?All visitors to guest accommodation must register on arrival and provide photographic identification.?

Two women in a Burqa would not be able to be identified via photo I.D.

This is simply the Ritz enforcing their strict rules ? and not discrimination. End of quote.

The Ritz was once at the centre of social and sometimes political life in London. Its stand against the burqa sets a standard that wider Western society should emulate. As a writer for The Green Left Weekly (yes, really) wrote in 2010, In the West, as elsewhere, society draws a line across freedom of choice?There is nothing extraordinary about countries in Europe deciding the burqa and chador are unacceptable in public spaces?that is their business?Every society draws the line somewhere.

Too many businesses seem terrified to stand up to the creep of Islam into every aspect of British life, dreading the threat of the social media bullies, blustering that, ?The place should be boycotted. There is no room in this culture for fashion fascists.? Quote:

Most Brits backed The Ritz across social media with one user called Lewis saying: ?Good, dress code is a dress code. First niqa[b] next flipflops and shorts. Good on The Ritz London??

Steve joked: ?I tried to get into my local mosque last night but got refused because I would take my shoes off but I?m not making a big fuss.? End of quote.