Burkha brigade?

Yep just read this on BBC website

The leader of a radical mosque besieged by Pakistani security forces in Islamabad has been caught trying to escape wearing a woman's burqa.

Security forces seized Abdul Aziz as he tried to leave the Red Mosque amid a crowd of women.

The mosque has been besieged by Pakistani security forces and militant students holed up inside have been told to give themselves up.

Clerics at the mosque are campaigning for Islamic Sharia law to be enforced.

"He was the last in a group of seven women all wearing the same clothes. He was wearing a burqa that also covered his eyes," a security official told the AFP news agency about the cleric's escape bid.

"Our men spotted his unusual demeanour. The rest of the girls looked like girls, but he was taller and had a pot belly."

About 700 students surrendered at the mosque earlier Wednesday.

Female students who were let out were allowed to go home, while male students were held and searched.

Earlier, troops in armoured personnel carriers surrounded the mosque as helicopter gunships circled overhead.
My bold and where I P*ssed my self :lol:
Think the burka's been used in this way for a while: seem to recall a male terror suspect in the UK fleeing the country dressed in a burka fairly recently?
and who can forget John Simpson getting felt up the bazaar while wearing a burka and he's 6ft plus!
Anon1 said:

How about the bravery of the leader, eh- The chief cleric of the radical mosque besieged by security forces in the Pakistani capital was caught trying to slip away wearing a woman's burqa, a senior official said.-running away, dressed as a woman....

World's gone bonkers or is a burkha's true usefulness just being discovered?
I remember speaking to a chap from the Algerian Education Ministry (who bore a remarkable resemblance to Jean Reno btw, if anyone else has ever met him) who told me a great story. According to him, married Algerian women used to sneak their lovers in and out of the house in burqas.

At the time he was speaking about Arab tradition held that men and women have seperate spaces for socialising. So, when hubby saw two pairs of shoes outside wifey's room he wouldn't enter, since being in the presence of a female not his relative could be seen as an insult to her family and could invite vengeance. Meanwhile, the happy couple are going at it like scimitars.

He used this as an example of how the burqa actually empowered women!
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