I read this Iowahawk piece and thought it was well over the top - a crude caricature of white liberal grovelling to Islam.
Then I read the original, by Time Out Editor-at-large Michael Hodges. Blimey.
(via Tim Blair)
UPDATE - Michael Hodges, the man the BBC call when they want to know about moobies, was the proud (jointly with one Rebecca Taylor) recipient of a Commission For Racial Equality RIMA ("Race in the Media") award for 2006, alongside the massed ranks of BBC and Guardian staffers. I wonder when he came round to thinking that the burqua might be a good idea ?
The entire world and his three wives have blogged this piece. Just a few samples :
"Tell me this is a joke"
"Michael Hodges of Time Out London is definitely a glass half full kind of guy"
Now, it appears to me that Hodges is writing in all seriousness, in which case we are dealing with a psychologically and morally sick cretin on a par with Madeleine Bunting. On the other hand, the article is so extreme that we could be witnessing the emergence of the greatest satirist since Swift.
"you really do have to read this to believe it"
Time Out readers seem a little stunned too.
Meanwhile, in the UK…
4 hours ago