A gang of women in burkas?

This photograph created alarm among far right-wingers in Norway because it seemed to show a posse of women in burkas traveling on a bus, thus proving to them the ‘Islamization’ of that country.

Here are some of the comments posted on (where else?) Facebook.

Responses included how “frightening”, “tragic” and “scary” the scene was, while others worried the non-existent passengers could have “weapons and bombs” under their garments.

“It looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons,” one member wrote, according to Norweigian English-language site thelocal.no.

“Get them out of our country, those who look like collapsed umbrellas. Frightening times we are living in,” wrote another.

“I thought it would be like this in the year 2050, but it is happening NOW!!!!” another one said.

The problem was that what the photo shows are just empty seats on the bus. Man, these right wingers sure do scare easily, probably startled by even their own shadows.


  1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    @Marcus: Don’t travel to Israel.

  2. says

    Echoing MR’s “whole lotta nope”.

    Also, um… my eyesight ain’t the greatest, I’m nearsighted like whoa, and even I could tell those were bus seats from across the room. Without my glasses.

    Then again, I’m not paranoid about Muslims “taking over”…

  3. lanir says

    I was guessing it was just someone in a dark hood with a vaguely triangular area covering their face and front torso photoshopped over. I assumed it was altered because of the lack of eyes. I was guessing they were Catholic nuns someone had photoshopped into looking like people wearing burkas. Which sounds like a fun thing to do now. 🙂

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