Well, the forces of (Muslim) women’s liberation have fought hard for their inalienable right to wear the burqa, and now the larger culture is reaping the fruits of their success.
Actually, this is an example of gender equity: men have the same right to wear a burqa that women do!
And while they’re in it, they have the right to conceal weapons, threaten people, and scoop up cash, jewelry, and other goods until their jizyah needs are satisfied. According to The Daily Mail:
Burqa-clad man armed with gun and axe steals £150,000 designer watches
Police are searching for a burqa-clad man who helped steal designer watches worth £150,000 in an armed robbery yesterday.
The man and two accomplices, armed with a handgun and an axe, burst into Michael Jones Jewellers on the High Street in Banbury, Oxfordshire, at about 2.20pm.
They threatened four members of staff, a man and three women, with their weapons before making off with Rolex, Cartier and Breitling watches.
A man was waiting outside for the three suspects in a black Audi, which was later found abandoned.
Staff at the shop told police the offenders, including the one wearing the burkha, were all male.
The other two were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. All are thought to be Asian.
The incident is the latest in a spate of ‘burqa robberies’ where thieves conceal their identity with the full-body garment typically worn by Muslim women.
Detective Inspector Steve Duffy, leading the investigation, said: ‘Thankfully, nobody was injured during the robbery but obviously the staff have been left very shaken by what has happened.
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‘The getaway car was found abandoned shortly before 2.45pm in Western Crescent in the Hightown Road area of Banbury,’ Detective Inspector Duffy said.
‘I appeal to anyone who was in Banbury town centre today and has any information, however insignificant you think it may be, to contact police immediately.’
Last month, a man dressed in a black burqa entered First Choice Travel in Broadwalk, Dunstable, and threatened two female workers with a knife before stealing cash and escaping through the back door.
In a similar robbery this month, a man, again dressed in a black burqa entered Thomson travel shop in George Street, Luton, and threatened female staff with a knife and taking a large amount of cash.
Police have since released CCTV footage of both incidents, which could be linked. However there are differences in the height and build of the burqa-clad thieves
Hat tip: SN.