Blackberry users told to use burqa for phones

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    Gulf states order Blackberry users to cover their phones in a tiny burqa | NewsBiscuit

    ' ‘The Blackberry burqa means that people can still use their phones,’ said a Saudi government official, ‘but the tiny niqab that covers the screen will stop them from reading emails or accessing the Internet.’

    The introduction of the burqa is intended to conceal the Blackberry from unwanted attention. With the veil in place only a tiny slit remains revealing just the time and date, thus preserving its modesty.

    ‘This is not about censorship or oppression,’ said UAE telecommunications regulator Mohammed al-Ghanem, ‘this is about preserving the essential purity of the Blackberry and protecting it from being corrupted.’ '
  2. It could catch on as the newest must-have accessory...I want one!
  3. Priceless, the Blackberry thing is all over the papers here today.
  4. Do Arabs have a version of April Fools?
  5. Superb...but will I need to take it off when I visit France?