Canada Niqab

Mulcair Says Niqab Debate A Matter For Courts, Not Politicians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Questions surrounding the wearing of the niqab should be dealt with by the courts and not by politicians, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesd...

Forcing Women to Remove Their Niqabs Is Just Another Kind of Oppression

Jonathan Scott | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Perhaps there is an element to which the Conservatives truly believe they are fighting a cultural and religious practice that they find repugnant. Even still, that seems far beyond the point, as has been stated many times by various commentators: a conservative man forcing a woman not to wear a niqab is effectively the same violation of her liberty as a conservative man forcing her to wear the niqab. What could be more Canadian than including someone's harmless religious practices in a citizenship ceremony, or really any other facet of public life?

Stephen Harper Does Not Really Care About Women

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On February 12, Harper vowed to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow Muslim women to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies. Speaking to the press about the matter, Harper said, "That is not the way we do things." He added that, "This is a society that is transparent, open and where people are equal, and I think we find that offensive." This is a classic example of opportunistic feminism, which so many white men like to make use of from time to time.

'All Women Are Part Of The Canadian Family,' Mr. Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics

People across the country took to Twitter to mock Harper for his niqab comments with #DressCodePM

Wearing a Niqab or a Veil Is Not a Requirement of Islam

Tahir Gora | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Tahir Gora

We need to understand the difference between being separate and being moderate. There is also a need to understand that most Muslim women who don't wear these emblems are still followers of Islam. The conclusion of this debate should be that wearing a particular item of dress should be a person's choice. Showing yourself -- your identity -- should be a choice made by society.

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.

Sex Assault Accuser Must Remove Niqab

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A woman must remove her face-covering veil to testify against the men she is accusing of sexual assault, an Ontario judge ruled Wednesday.Th...

Respect Women? Say No to the Niqab

Farzana Hassan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

2012-12-21-Farzana.jpg I firmly believe that legislation protecting the rights of women who are forced into wearing the niqab is not only desirable but essential. The influence of radicalism grows stronger by the day. These women are not only denied a face, but also a name and an identity.

Okay For Court?

CBC | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics

A case to be decided Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada on whether a Muslim woman can wear a niqab while testifying against two men whom she says...

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.

Masks Should be Banned from Protests, Period.

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Bill C-309 states that anyone who commits an illegal act while wearing a mask at a protest can face 10 years in prison. While we are grateful for such a bill, it isn't good enough. If someone carries a loaded gun while committing a crime, it can be assumed he is willing to use it; I'd argue that any person wearing a mask or disguise at any controversial protest is up to no good, and can be assumed to be contemplating illegal behaviour.

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...

To Veil or Not to Veil -- Is That Really the Question?

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada
Mubin Shaikh

Before the Supreme Court now is the question of whether a veil-wearing Muslim woman should be allowed to testify in court with the niqab remaining on. It is a full and complete travesty that this case has been made to be about the face covering and not about the sexual abuse this woman alleges she suffered.

Niqab Case Goes To Supreme Court

CBC | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

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Muslim Woman Assaulted In GTA

CBC | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada

A Muslim woman from Mississauga, Ont., who had her niqab pulled from her face at a local mall, says her young children no longer feel sec...

Quebec's Hijab Controversy: Bend it like Benkiran

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada
Supriya Dwivedi

Banning the hijab from soccer has nothing to do with multiculturalism, or reasonable accommodation. It is about people hiding behind the guise of rules in order to effectively discriminate against Muslim women.