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Someone Made A 'Niqabs Of Canada' Tumblr, And It's Great

10/07/2015 12:35 EDT | Updated 10/07/2015 12:35 EDT
Tumblr/NiqabsofduCanada

Niqab-wearing Canadians aren't the only ones walking around with their faces covered.

Someone made a Tumblr called "Niqabs of/du Canada," consisting of photos of Canadians with most of their faces unseen.

It points out that given much of the country's frigid winter temperatures, many non-niqab-wearing Canadians cover their faces on a daily basis on colder days.

Some of the entries are a bit more pointed. A photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Canadian commandos is captioned "Heavily armed men in niqabs surround Prime Minister Harper and former Defence Minister Peter MacKay."

http://niqabsofducanada.tumblr.com/post/130656997018/montréal-qc

http://niqabsofducanada.tumblr.com/post/130657220078/charlottetown-pe

http://niqabsofducanada.tumblr.com/post/130675203747/calgary-ab

http://niqabsofducanada.tumblr.com/post/130656444668/springtime-in-northern-ontario

http://niqabsofducanada.tumblr.com/post/130656333233/heavily-armed-men-in-niqabs-surround-prime

Niqabs became an election issue when the Conservatives announced that they would fight a ruling that allowed two women to wear the veil during citizenship ceremonies. In recent days, the Conservatives have also said they would consider a niqab ban for those in the public service.

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