Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scout master is forced to quit after comparing a Muslim leader wearing a niqab to Darth Vader

A Scout master who compared a Muslim leader wearing a niqab, a veil covering the face, to Darth Vader has been forced to quit.

The woman featured in a Scouting magazine article where it stated she wore a veil 'when she took the girls out canoeing'.

Outraged Brian Walker, 63 emailed the magazine saying: 'Canoeists don't dress like this; they need all-round unobstructed vision, they protect the group.

'They will most likely drown wearing that Darth Vader tent', reports the Sunday Times

However the woman Mr Walker was blasting, known only as Zainab, has hit back saying that it's not about being Muslim, it's about being human.

She insists her niqab does not hinder her in any way and often receives positive comments while out hiking.

In his email Mr Walker also suggested that Zainab would scare children and animals while wearing her veil.

Mr Walker, from Bristol, was fired from his role as assistant Scout leader last March as he breached some of the key values including integrity, respect, care and co-operation.

He later insisted that as the father of a child with Asperger's he understood the need for inclusion and stated that he would work in a group with Muslim or LGBT children.

Although he suggested he didn't want to offended anyone, during his review hearing, Mr Walker said: 'Scouting should stick to its Christian traditions.'

He has since attempted to sue the Scout organisation for breach of contract and hurting his feelings which they plan to contest.



Anonymous said...

Must not criticize Muslims.

Bird of Paradise said...

The Religion of Peace Woo Hoo tell me about it who ever called Islam the Religion of Peace needs their head Examened and take off those CNN glassses

yoda jr. said...

“Strong is Vader. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.”

– Yoda