Gulf States Order Blackberry Users To Cover Their Phones In A Tiny Burqa

Photo: Newsbiscuit

Photo: Newsbiscuit

[disinformation ed's note: this is humor - not real news]

From Newsbiscuit:

New laws in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will require that every Blackberry user dress their phone a miniature burqa and face veil.

‘The Blackberry burqa means that people can still use their phones,’ said a Saudi government official, ‘but the tiny niqab that covers the screen will stop them from reading emails or accessing the Internet.’

The introduction of the burqa is intended to conceal the Blackberry from unwanted attention. With the veil in place only a tiny slit remains revealing just the time and date, thus preserving its modesty.

‘This is not about censorship or oppression,’ said UAE telecommunications regulator Mohammed al-Ghanem, ‘this is about preserving the essential purity of the Blackberry and protecting it from being corrupted.’

Some businessmen believe that making their phone wear a burqa can be very liberating. ‘It’s great,’ said one, ‘with the veil in place I am free to walk about with my Blackberry in public without the feeling that people are staring lustily at my multi-media application. It also covers my shame for not owning an iPhone.’…

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  • Biscuit

    LULZ

  • Drwhores

    this isn't real news…why is it posted here?

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I get that when I drink beer -buuuuuuuuuuuurqa!!

  • hamsa437

    yeah this should prob get taken down..

  • justagirl

    so, does the law allow the burka to be removed when the phone needs to be… um… charged?

  • wot-da-news

    The reason behind this satire is quite understandable…but what I didn’t get is they really had to bring in prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in it?…looks like whenever a news on “collective stupidity” involves Muslims, it automatically becomes an issue of their religion and/or its founder!

  • wot-da-news

    The reason behind this satire is quite understandable…but what I didn't get is they really had to bring in prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in it?…looks like whenever a news on “collective stupidity” involves Muslims, it automatically becomes an issue of their religion and/or its founder!