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Beyond The Veil

by | 20th, December 2006

ROBBERS, thieves, murderers, rapists and all other assorted nasties listen up.

You can escape the long arms of law and order. And all you need is to dress up as a woman.
Of course, we are sensitive to sex discrimination and note that many villains are of the fairer sex. Totty can be every bit as conniving, violent and unlovely as the menfolk. So this is a one dress fits all approach to evading justice.

What you need is to get yourself a niqab. Pull this on and – voila! – you disappear. Your cloak of invisibly is impervious to the rays of CCTV, police radar and even Gatsos. Move at your leisure. Pass though departure gates at your will.

And it does work. As the Times leads, Mustaf Jama, a prime suspect in the fatal shooting or PC Sharon Beshenivsky. The paper publishes a picture of the man, a 26-year-old Somali national.

Head cocked back and chin jutting out, the epitome of in-your-face arrogance, Jama narrows his gaze and stares from the page. But look again. And look now at the eyes only.

Rather than dress Jama in a niqab, and risk associating him with bona fide wearers of the garment, the Times just zooms in on his eyes. This is how Jama would appear if he was looking through your letterbox. It is also all you’d see of his flesh if he wore the niqab.

And wore it he did. As his younger brother Yusuf awaits a life sentence for his part in the murder, Jama is on the run.

Jama, who was the most wanted man in Britain, whose photograph was to hand at ports, police stations and airports in this land, pulled on a niqab and escaped.

And where has he fled to? Oh, irony of ironies, cruelty of cruelties. He has fled to Somalia, a place so dangerous to Jama’s health he was allowed to stay here. And kill.

As the Telegraph says: “Jama’s story encapsulates virtually everything that is wrongheaded and incompetent in this country’s present approach to matters of asylum and cultural diversity. Had it not ended in tragedy, it would be farcical.”

Many will find it hard to argue with that. And can we believe that Jama is the only criminal to have conned the system.

Others will see the word Muslim and talk of special treatment. But what had Jama dressed as a nun? Had Jama dressed as a Jedi Knight, would he have been stopped – “Jedi Knight" was on the list of religions for the 2001 UK census?

And what will happen now? Will the murdered woman’s family feel bitter and wronged?

And will Jama find Somalia to be a place every bit as hazardous as he feared…

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