NZ Bus and their 'mask phobia' burqa ban
All in on burqa debate as woman kicked off bus
A bus driver refusing entry to a woman in a burqa is a clear case of discrimination, the Race Relations Commissioner says. The Saudi Arabian student was left crying on an Auckland street when the bus driver refused to let her board because of her Muslim veil.
So a woman wearing a veil was kicked off a bus, not because the bus driver didn't like muslims, but because the driver had 'mask phobia'.
Seeing as NZ Bus don't seem to understand what the word DUE means I'm not surprised they have trouble with comprehending the word islamaphobia. Most dictionaries define due as an impending time frame, NZ Bus define Due as sometime this week. Their GPS message boards at bus stops in Auckland have more chance of predicting Jesus Christ's second coming than a bus on time.
The reason NZ Bus were so quick to spin this as mask phobia is because banning someone for riding on your bus for wearing a burqua would be about as culturally insensitive as renaming Chalie's orange juice 'Victor Charlie's' now it's been bought by Asahi.
In Saudi Arabia Muslim women are fighting to drive, in Auckland they cant get on a bus