হ্যালোউইনের জন্য সবচেয়ে উপযুক্ত পোশাক কী হতে পারে? প্যাট কন্ডেল অভিনব একটি সমাধান দিয়েছেন। তাঁর মতে এ বছর হ্যালোউইনের শ্রেষ্ঠ পোশাক – বোরখা।
ভিডিওটি ইংরেজি সাবটাইটেলসহ। কোনও কারণে তা দেখা না গেলে প্লেয়ারের cc বাটনে ক্লিক করুন।
তবে সর্বাগ্রে প্যাট কন্ডেলের কথা থেকে কিছু শাণিত উদ্ধৃতি:
The Islamic cloak of death has to be the ultimate Halloween garment: if only because it’s so versatile. You could fit it with a pair of bat wings (that would look rather good) or you could simply carry a scythe, to represent death of course (I think both ideas would work very well). Or if you prefer something a bit more authentic, you could carry around a baby with rickets; or a sign saying, ‘Freedom go to hell’ or ‘U.S.A., you will pay’.
…The burka is a remarkable garment, in that it covers the face while allowing all the ugliness through…
… Even in something as disgusting, degrading and dehumanizing as the Islamic shroud of cowardly male misogyny and oppression. And by the way, I hope I didn’t offend any Western feminists with that remark. I know how touchy some of you girls can get when anyone criticizes Islamic male supremacism. Of course, if you want to be really super-safe (because we all know what men are like), you’d be even less likely to get raped if you went around inside a wooden box. You could put it on rollers so your feet don’t have to stick out in a provocative and licentious way. Although, on reflection, that might be taking things just a bit too far. Chances are you’ll be perfectly okay with a mobile tent but you might want to have a carpenter standing by just in case.
… It really is a blank canvas. I certainly hope the idea takes off because I think Western society would be culturally enriched, for a change, if everybody went around in a burka on Halloween. I think it would certain help to lighten the rather creep and sinister image of this alien garment if we took the annual opportunity that Halloween affords to openly mock and ridicule it as the clownish symbol of male stupidity and inadequacy it really is. And that would inevitably lead to greater mutual understanding – which is something I think we all want – and, who know, it might even persuade extremists Muslims to laugh at themselves.