Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Is H M a dhimmi?

On whose advice is our Queen dressing?

BBC says, "The Queen and Prince Philip are travelling to Turkey for a four-day state visit, their first to the country since 1971.
During the trip, they will lay a wreath at the tomb of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern, secular Turkey.
They will also be guests at a state banquet hosted by President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa.
She is likely to wear an Islamic headscarf despite a ban on them in public and governmental buildings.
The BBC's royal correspondent Peter Hunt said the controversial issue of the headscarf would confront the Queen as soon as she stepped off the plane.
Turkey's staunchly secular military is deeply opposed to headscarves being worn, while the ruling party, which has Islamic roots, believes religious symbols should be more openly accepted."

The Queen only acts on the advice of her ministers. Is Brown now the Queen's dresser? I think we should be told.

I'd like to see her wearing a cross.


Anonymous said...

You misunderstood the story. It's the Turkish president's wife who's likely to wear a scarf, not HM. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7397544.stm

Graham Weeks said...

I am pleased to see on re-reading the story that this appears to be the case.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome. The BBC worded it badly.