The BBC released a video Tuesday to educate the British people on what should and shouldn’t be said to women in burkas. It features young Muslim women chatting to the camera in a light, jokey way.
According to the burka-wearing women in the video, here’s some things we shouldn’t say:
What are you wearing underneath?
You can’t be a feminist and wear that.
Go back to your own country!
Are you a terrorist?
Islam is so oppressive
Are you a ninja?
Are you being forced to wear that?
What are you hiding there?
Another thing the women don’t like is having to defend Islam whenever a terrorist attack happens.
“I remember whenever something happened in the media, instantly as soon as a conversation came out where people wanted to talk about it, I became ready to defend my religion,” one of the women said. “That’s not ok.”
Her companion agreed: “It’s not our problem. We don’t know why they did it, and it’s got nothing to do with us.”
The video has received twice as many down votes as up votes on YouTube at the time of this writing.
“State sponsored propaganda,” one poster called it.
The video also sparked a response from media personality Paul Joseph Watson, who released his own video called 20 Questions For Burka Wearers.