Friday, February 15, 2013
British Conservative councillor suspended for posting a Facebook picture which 'compared Muslim children in burkas to bin bags'
A pretty good comparison, as far as I can see
A local councillor has been suspended for posting a comment on Facebook comparing Muslim children wearing burkas to bin bags.
The Conservative councillor for Enfield, in north London, has denied being Islamophobic and defended his comments as 'blokeish banter'.
Mr Joannides posted a photo showing a woman and child dressed in burkas standing next to two bin bags.
He wrote underneath: 'I saw her standing there and I told her she had three beautiful children. She didn't have to get all p***ed off and threaten me. It was an honest mistake!'
Mr Joannides is of Greek Cypriot origins. Decades back, the Muslim Turks invaded and took over Northern Cyprus. And Greeks are passionate people so it would be a long search to find a Greek Cypriot who approves of Muslims