Video: Checking out girls in burqas now easier than ever

posted at 11:20 am on February 7, 2008 by Allahpundit

The audio’s fuzzy so you’ll have to read Engadget to understand what’s going on. How, precisely, is this Koran-friendly? It’s no different from a woman taking a headshot before she goes out, donning the burqa, then taping the photo over her facemask. If the point of covering up is to show modesty, beaming your pic to every guy in a 20-foot radius demonstrates an especially nuanced understanding of the term.

Not a technology we’ll have to worry much about here, thankfully, although the Brits may want to pay attention. Exit question: Does the burqa also come with padding in case the mutaween catch you at Starbucks with a male friend?

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From the comments at egadget, this one’s a hoot:

When I worked in Arabia we used to go to the beach, the local men would be in speedos and the women would be in burka … even in the sea, like big black jelly fish. The “No burning sheep on the beach” signs used to amuse us too.

RushBaby on February 7, 2008 at 11:25 AM

I imagine the potential of fraud and photoshopping is enormous.

Think about it, what if you could go to a single’s bar and look as good as your MySpace stats?

Geek perfection.

tlclark on February 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Hackers should insert some comedy photos on the women’s bandwidth.

Mrs. Doubtfire comes to mind.

profitsbeard on February 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Yet again a backward cult employs technology it could never have possibly created to further its dark agenda.

bbz123 on February 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM

especially nuanced

pretty much describes the mental gymnastics any person would have to perform to live under Sharia law in the first place.

Asher on February 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM

The shari’a cops in Saudi, Iran, etc. will have to employ jammers; good-bye, cellular comms!

Frozen Tex on February 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Ok, so you’re walking down the streets of Jeddah and your phone gets photo-spammed by all these chicks in burqas…how do you know which one is which?

CP on February 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Ketman Ketgirl

RushBaby on February 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM

how do you know which one is which?

CP on February 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM

And what could you do about it anyway? They’ll all catch holy hell if they try to talk to you in the first place…

Frozen Tex on February 7, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Can I beam my privates? This technology really does open the door to some wonderful possibilities.

sweeper on February 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Sometimes I wonder if the burqa rule was really borne out of religious modesty or because some previous civilization came and stole all their women when they conquered them and now they’re just really paranoid.

CP on February 7, 2008 at 11:39 AM

because some previous civilization came and stole all their women when they conquered them

Yeah! Like the Ent wives disappeared!

tree hugging sister on February 7, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Anyone else disgusted after watching that? Those two western chicks laughing it up as they watch another woman with no rights… they couldn’t care less.

amkun on February 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Oh come on, this is funny. I don’t really care how badly islamists treat their women. The women in Arabia seem to like it, or at least don’t hate it enough to do anything. Of course the burqa in the West is a symbol of political and theological domination; but over there, so what?) It’s their pitiful excuse for a civilization. If dark-age morons want to check out girls’ photos on their phones while looking at moving piles of blue fabric, hey, they made their bed, they can sleep in it.

As they say, the jokes write themselves.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 7, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Hackers should insert some comedy photos on the women’s bandwidth.

Mrs. Doubtfire comes to mind.

profitsbeard on February 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM

I can think of several very distinct and disturbing pictures readily available on the internet that would be a lot funnier…

liquidflorian on February 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM

I can think of several very distinct and disturbing pictures readily available on the internet that would be a lot funnier…

liquidflorian on February 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM

A learing, googly-eyed Marty Feldman picture from “Young Frankenstein” or “Yellowbeard”.

Frozen Tex on February 7, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Frozen Tex on February 7, 2008 at 11:56 AM

LoL… not what I had in mind but I googled him and yeah, that would work.

liquidflorian on February 7, 2008 at 12:04 PM

liquidflorian on February 7, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Yup. I’m still laughing when I think of walking by a bhurka’d women, looking at me cell phone, and seeing his face… Or… (OOH! Better!) Terry Jones from “Life Of Brian” (as Brians mother, Mandy)!

Frozen Tex on February 7, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Anyone else disgusted after watching that? Those two western chicks laughing it up as they watch another woman with no rights… they couldn’t care less.

amkun on February 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM

You just defined NOW and other Western “Feminist” groups.

Montana on February 7, 2008 at 12:31 PM

CP on February 7, 2008 at 11:39 AM

It’s all about they guys with 4 wives keeping their meat covered from all the guys who can’t score because there are no women left.

pedestrian on February 7, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Yet again a backward cult employs technology it could never have possibly created to further its dark agenda.

bbz123 on February 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Wasn’t cellphone technology originally Israeli?

P.S. Careful who you’re beaming, you may end up with the goatse!

MirCat on February 7, 2008 at 12:51 PM

I imagine the potential of fraud and photoshopping is enormous.

Think about it, what if you could go to a single’s bar and look as good as your MySpace stats?

Geek perfection.

tlclark on February 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Not only that, but security issues – suicide male bomber in a burqa broadcasting a fake female image and such…

Midas on February 7, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Haven’t any of you heard of xray glasses?

Blake on February 7, 2008 at 1:03 PM

At least you wouldn’t have to bag it.

nottakingsides on February 7, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Anyone else disgusted after watching that? Those two western chicks laughing it up as they watch another woman with no rights… they couldn’t care less.

amkun on February 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Or they could just be laughing because it’s absurdity piled on top of ridiculousness?

Asher on February 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM

That’s not conservative nor liberal. It’s inhumane.

Kini on February 7, 2008 at 1:09 PM

The truth is their women are not the best looking and the reason for the burka is to hide the fact that all they can get is ugly.

limowilliam on February 7, 2008 at 1:14 PM

My favorite from the comments:

I hope this means we’re nearing the end of bullshit religious practices.

Seriously people, what is this saying? That Allah is cockblocking with the burka, but now we’ve found a way to keep it on the down low? So much for our all-knowing, all-seeing deities.

. . . and the follow up . . .

I think “Allah is cockblocking” is my phrase of the week.

thomashton on February 7, 2008 at 1:15 PM

I’m gonna market a video, Girls Gone Burqa – In Sunglasses. I’m gonna market it in Saudi Arabia first, then in Iran and then, hell, I’m gonna market it to al qaida and then … then … Hail Britain!

I’m gonna be so rich.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 7, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Apple Bottom Burqa.

bloggless on February 7, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Is that a burqa or a hurricane tarp?

James on February 7, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Checking out girls in gunny sacks? The obvious question is “Why?”

locomotivebreath1901 on February 7, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Hey, I know!

Let’s build them some footbaths in our airports and such.

Surely that’ll discourage this sort of thing.

hillbillyjim on February 7, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Is that a machine gun in your burqa, or are you just glad to see me?

whitetop on February 7, 2008 at 4:03 PM

CP: “Ok, so you’re walking down the streets of Jeddah and your phone gets photo-spammed by all these chicks in burqas…how do you know which one is which?”

And your suspicions are aroused when all those photos seem to be the same glamour shot of Paula Abdul.

Tantor on February 7, 2008 at 4:37 PM

How, precisely, is this Koran-friendly? It’s no different from a woman taking a headshot before she goes out, donning the burqa, then taping the photo over her facemask.

You’re the lawyer, you should understand legal technicalities better than anyone.

aengus on February 7, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Hey I am trying this on a burqa-clad female right now and she looks just like……James Carville!!! AAAAHHGGGGGG!!!

GreenBlade on February 7, 2008 at 4:57 PM

That wasn’t snark BTW. I just mean that many Muslims tend to interpret the Koran in a strictly legalistic way e.g. the breastfeeding exception to gender segregation from a while back. It was rejected by Islamic scholars as ridiculous, as this might be also.

aengus on February 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Of course the burqa in the West is a symbol of political and theological domination
Vote Sauron 08 on February 7, 2008 at 11:48 AM

No kidding. I laugh everytime I see some college aged muslim girl wearing a head cover and a tight fitting shirt that’s a quarter inch away from being a belly shirt.

greekinfidel on February 7, 2008 at 11:20 PM

What’s the point of even commenting.

JellyToast on February 7, 2008 at 11:41 PM

A cell phone with Xray vision can it must also be a stun gun that electrocutes the holder into believing what they want to see. Let the imagination run wild.

MSGTAS on February 8, 2008 at 8:26 AM