Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Dhimmitude Watch

Londonistan is fast becoming not so tongue-in-cheek:

A hospital in northwest England has introduced a new surgical gown modelled on the burka, allowing female Muslim patients to cover themselves completely in line with their religious beliefs.

The Daily Express featured the new gown on its front-page Tuesday. But the right-of-centre newspaper was critical, arguing that the gown's introduction was an example of "political correctness" and skewed priorities.

It added in an editorial that it was tantamount to special treatment for one group of people.

"If people want to live in Britain, then they must accept British standards and the British way of life... The standard hospital gown is surely good enough for everyone."

The paper reported that the gowns cost 12 pounds (18 euros/23 dollars) each.