"The Muslim Women's Network UK last night criticised Top Gear after they joked about using the burka as a way of preventing drivers being distracted by female pedestrians.
Faeeza Vaid, co-ordinator at the organisation, said: 'The debate surrounding the burka is a serious issue which shouldn't be publicly joked about. Rather than joking about it, we should be having serious dialogue.'"
On this last point, I beg to differ. Anything is fair game to humour, and although I don't support calls to invoke the power of the state to prevent women wearing a burka, I don't see why the rest of us shouldn't take the piss.