Canada Niqab

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.