Monday, August 14, 2006

Put a burqa over this kid! Quick!

Does this photograph offend you?


Apparently it offended someone in a passport application office in the UK, who told the little girl's mother that they were rejecting this photo for little Hannah's passport because her shoulders are bare and it might offend someone in a Muslim country.

I kid you not.

Here's the article:

Passport photo of girl, 5, banned 'in case it offends Muslims'

Hannah Edwards's mother Jane, a Sheffield GP, was told that her daughter's exposed skin may be considered offensive in a Muslim country.

The photograph was taken in a booth at a local post office for a family trip to the south of France.

However, when the family presented it at the post office with the completed form, they were told it would not be accepted by the Passport Office.

Mrs Edwards said she was furious when a woman behind the counter said she was aware of at least two other applications that had been rejected because a person's shoulders were not covered.


A spokesman for the Identity and Passport Service said it was not its policy to reject applications with bare shoulders.

"Our offices have a Passport Office template which says which says what the photograph should and shouldn't be. Bare shoulders don't come into that at all.

"It is the first time we have heard of such a rejection and we will take it up with that particular office."

Is this planet becoming Islamicized right under our noses? Sure seems like it to me.

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