That was fast! #elxn42

The Star shuts down comments on it’s latest “We Love The Niqab” propaganda after 1 count em 1 comment;)

Star Niqab Story



And Andrew Coyne gets told by commenters, yet again, that no one gives a damn what the downtown Toronto cocktail party circuit thinks about the Niqab.

  • Alex

    Well, you have to admit that that one comment *was* particularly hateful 😉

    • Heh;)

      • Internet articles without a comment section, I seldom read.

        The comments usually say way more than the article.

    • Frances

      Behind pay wall; could you please cite.

  • tom_billesley

    The most interesting stories in Daily Mail are those with comments closed after zero comments, and it’s not just the ones that are sub judice.

  • mauser 98

    can airline pilots or police wear a niqab ?

    • Clink9

      Don’t give them any ideas.

    • dukestreet

      Some of the police in Britain can. I doubt airline pilots ever will.

  • marty_p

    The Toronto Star and Crescent have really outdone themselves today – I counted 7 pictures of women in Islamic attire of hijab or niqab. The best was the column by Catherine Porter extolling the virtues of wearing a niqab “Veil Allows Harper to Dodge Women’s Issues” where Porter tells readers she tried the niqab to see what it was like… “I walked through Karachi’s streets without being verbally harassed by men for the first time in weeks….I was no longer a solitary young white woman which I gathered from the community…symbolized promiscuity there, I was invisible….”

    I have a take on the whole issue that no one else seems to have espoused. As a man I am offended by a woman in a hijab or niqab as their attire implies that as a man, I can not be trusted to restrain my primitive sexual urges and should I see their feminine beauty, I might molest them.

    • Alex

      That was an interesting quote from Porter – she doesn’t seem to draw the obvious inference from her experience of being “shielded” from muslim harassment by a niqab: she was left alone because she had overtly accepted her second-class status by donning the niqab, and so she became invisible to them. Women have little or no status in islam, of course, and are, effectively, invisible. So to make them literally invisible by covering their faces is consistent with this attitude.

      Additionally, if her face was covered then the muslim males couldn’t have been able to easily determine that she was a white infidel woman – and so she would avoid the harassment they would mete out to all non-muslim and, especially, white women.

    • G

      So, Toronto is now a suburb of Karachi? Well, that explains everything. See newspapers are still informative!

    • Mr_bigstuff

      Isn’t Porter the clown who lied about Ezra Levant? She has about as much credibility as Elizabeth May – It surprises me that even the Star still prints any of her drivel-

      • Yup same twit.

      • Clink9

        The Star must spend a fortune on the septic truck to haul away all the crap down at Number One Yonge.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Half of the time they hide her ramblings in the GTA section.

        No longer is she guaranteed page-space in the front section of the paper.

        In the interest of their dwindling credibility, the Star should just remove her from their payroll.

    • I smell a human rights complaint!

    • andycanuck

      That’s one stupid woman.

      They were harassing you because you were Western; it stopped when you were covered because they thought you were one of them. So she wants women in Canada to be harassed enough (by Moslem-style) men with every woman wearing a niqab as a cure. That’s is weapons-grade stupid.

  • Jim Horne

    Chantel Hébert schools Andrew Coyne about election issues. You go girl!

    “It is an issue that is of interest to the voters in this province (Quebec) and to most of the Canadians who have answered that question. Now, as far as I can tell there is not a list of ‘this is an issue you can debate’ and ‘this is of no interest to us in Toronto’. So, why should you care about it in Montreal or ever have a discussion about it. An election is about more than whatever is set in the editorial board rooms of Toronto …” Chantel Hébert

    CBC National News At Issue Segment

    • Justin St.Denis

      I don’t always agree with Hebert, but at least she is sane. Probably one of the few sane writer/journalists left in Canada.

      • mauser 98

        can she not use a comb?

        • John

          Not a typical talking head, is she?

          • Justin St.Denis

            No. She has a brain inside hers. That is what makes her stand out.

          • John

            I completely agree. She’s one of the few, along with Rex Murphy, that has anything interesting to say.

        • Justin St.Denis

          “Unkempt” doesn’t begin to describe her physical appearance, I knkw. But she is still sane.

    • Beautiful!

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      What makes that Hebert clip so great is that she is employed by some of these downtown Toronto Liberals because she works for the TorStar Corporation.

  • Jim Horne

    Would the proposal for resolving the niqab issue put forward by Canadian Constitution Foundation lawyer Karen Selick be acceptable to Canadians?

    AM980 Andrew Lawton Show: Interview with Karen Slick of the Canadian Constitution Foundation (starts at 8:30 mark and ends at 20:00 mark)

    Karen Selick: The better answer to the niqab issue

  • sanwin

    Yeah, of late they’ve been closing down commenting in short order. Things aren’t going their way.

    • Not in the least.

      I wonder how many readers the NatPo has lost by letting only FB accounts comment, quite a few I bet.

      The Sun must be hurting as well as they no longer allow them.

      A bad move on their part.

      Mind you the Globe is little better, I am certain that a ban of my comments exists on any Sheema Khan article.

  • Just clicked on the article. There are no comments there now.

    • Xavier

      I was going to ask why they didn’t purge.

    • andycanuck

      I saw them although I had to select the “Temporarily allow all of this page” from my NoScript adblocking add-on.

  • pdxnag

    I was going to record and try to watch the new TV show Quantico. One sight of a woman in a Hijab as an FBI agent (or trainee) was quite enough for me to cancel that thought and cancel the recording.

    Please do not normalize Islamic supremacism as something good and honorable. Properly frame all Islam as it is – evil and barbaric — wherever it is practiced in all its splendor. Islam’s PR folks are flooding us with stuff like TLC’s Canceled ‘All-American Muslim’ Reality TV Show, fanciful fictions. The more violent the Islamic State is (and it is quintessentially Islamic) the more PR that is required to try to wash away the truth (and buy time for occasionally semi-bloodless conquest).

  • David Murrell

    I caught a biased, one-sided CTV News report on the niqab. It was biased all right, but to spice things up, the editors kept showing file film of women in niqabs strutting about. Just seeing these women is enough, one would think, to send voters over to the Conservative camp. The more pro-Islamist fools like Andrew Coyne spew out their pro-niqab views, but this will only flame the issue more in favour of Harper.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    For those who didn’t see the front page of the Star’s print edition, enjoy the photo below……

    And I can’t help but think of this song, seeing as the Star shut down commenting after just one (LOL!) comment…..


    ‘You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t’…….BINGO!……

    • Clausewitz

      See, right there it’s not her country. It’s “our” country.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        And to her argument of ‘I was born here’ I would say that Christians/Hindus are born (to imported labourers) in Saudi Arabia, but those people don’t get to build churches or temples.