Shawana Bilqes is an 18 year old girl who wanted to attend Burnley College in Burnley, Lancashire, England. She was told by authorities of the college, however, that she would not be able to go there as long as she wore a Burkha. You can see a photo below and a video and tell us what you think.




Shawana Bilqes





Just in case you were wondering, Right Pundits is a burkha-free zone. However, we’re not going to stop you if you choose to wear them – we just may question your sanity, your body image, and your taste in fashion. That said, apparently a college in Britain has banned a young woman, Shawana Bilqes, from taking classes there because she insists on wearing a full burka, which covers her entire body including her face – leaving only a small place for her eyes. The staff at Burnley College say the reason they said no burkha was because they felt it a barrier to ‘safety and communication.’

Shawana Bilqes told the administration at Burnley College that she would be willing to take off the veil as a compromise for identification checks, security, and the like but authorities said she couldn’t wear it anywhere on campus. Now Shawana claims the decision by the college to not let her attend there has left her humiliated and emotionally traumatised.

“It is my choice to wear the veil. I live around the corner from the college in an area where there are so many practising Muslims.

“I tried to compromise but they wouldn’t. The college sent me a letter to say I could continue with my course if I stopped wearing the veil.”

“We are in the 21st century and we get people from all walks of life. I’m in the police cadets as well and yet it’s not a problem wearing the veil there.”

Frankly, I would be tramatised if someone made me wear a burkha but anyhoo… Did you notice Shawana says it’s not a problem to be a police cadet with a complete veil on? Who is she kidding? Can you see her scaling a fence to chase a bad guy in that? Good grief.

At the risk of evil doers calling for a fatwa on my head, I find the wearing of a burkha incredibly demeaning and demoralizing to women, besides being quite ugly. We also live in an age where terrorists are using all kinds of means to breach security to disrupt our lives – even kill us – so it seems reasonable to me for the college to require their students’ identities be fully visable to anyone at all times. Male terrorists have escaped capture dressed as women in burkhas. Suicide bombers have been dressed in burkhas.

So even though Shawana Bilqes was banned from Burnley College for wearing a Burkha, she is going to try to pursue her education somewhere else. She wants to have a career in medicine which is a better idea, burkha-wearing wise, then say the culinary arts. We have a fun video below you might want to watch on how women who wear burkhas eat.