I'm With DawkinsAhh, the apparent contradictions that are not contradictions!
"I do feel visceral revulsion at the burqa because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women."Of course he means a real liberal, not what is meant in the US by that term. A classical liberal.
"As a liberal I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice," he said.