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Saudi Women Belong Behind the Wheel, Too

Farzana Hassan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Farzana Hassan

I never have to think twice about getting behind the wheel whenever I need groceries, or pick up kids, or go to the bank. I do not wait for my husband, or father or brother to first give me permission to leave the house, or wait for his availability to attend to my needs. In Saudi Arabia, of course I would not have that luxury.

So a Boy in a Burka Walks Into an LCBO...

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

The 14-year-old boy in the burka buying liquor from the LCBO was a big story recently -- and the problem is not 14-year-old grade 8 boys buying booze, but of anyone wearing a burka or veil, rarely being questioned. Who can blame the LCBO cashier for not risking the wrath of human rights zealots? The greater implications of this burka-and-booze story is that it could happen anywhere. The burka is an ideal disguise in our country, because we are so sensitized to pretending it's normal, that we are reluctant to cause a scene by asking questions.

Althia Raj

No Niqabs During Citizenship Ceremonies: Ottawa

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government’s announcement Monday that it will prevent Muslim women from wearing face coverings during citizenship ceremo...

My Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Video)

Tarek Fatah | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics
Tarek Fatah