Brussels: Weather report in a burka

The board of the regional broadcaster Télé Bruxelles will sound out the head of the administration council and the general manger for having a woman in a burka present the weather forecast yesterday.

An internal investigation has been started by the broadcaster. The Brussels French speaking liberals say they are "disgraced" by the broadcast.

Since November the broadcaster has been enabling viewers the opportunity to present the weather report. In yesterday's broadcast it was presented by Fadila, wearing a burka, with only her eyes visible.

Brussels parliament member and councillor Nathalie Gilson asks what supervision Télé Bruxelles has over broadcasts. She mentions that wearing a burka is not permitted in Brussels. According to the general manager of Télé Bruxelles, Marc De Haan, it is not a burka, but "somebody with a veil on the head and in front of the face."

De Haan says the segment should not have been broadcast since it's of the sort that shocks people. The programme was made by an external producers, but the internal supervision clearly hadn't worked properly.

Source: HLN (Dutch), h/t NRP (Dutch)


Anonymous said...

That's the future(and present) of Europe right there.

Enjoy your religion of peace :D

see you in 2045.

Anonymous said...

Tabari IX:113 "Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an."

Anonymous said...

Qur'an 33:59 "Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better."