Canadian Jewish News writer defends niqab — in the name of “freedom” #elxn42

A “Guest Voice” in the Canadian Jewish News — she’s a freelancer named Danielle Kubes — frets the au courant issue of wearing the niqab during the Citizenship Ceremony and what it betokens for Canadian Jews.

The Dhimmitude is strong in that one…

  • I guess she didn’t get the memo: Harper’s policy was already overturned by the courts and I expect that the Supremes will follow suit. As “good Canadians”, the SC submits to intimidation.

    So why is the Left still complaining? They already won — Islamic propaganda is supported by the courts. What more do they want, blood?

    (Oops, wrong question!)

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  • Cat-astrophe

    I guess I may be the only one on this planet, but I am sick of all religions. All of them.
    I once was a Christian, but it turns out they are a side show freak caught between the two main causes. Islam and Judaism.
    Both think theirs is the only god, and to achieve peace, only theirs can remain.

    Niqab? Arguing about this is ridiculous, lets talk about the real problems.

    • Haven’t been to Church in 20 years. But I know that God still hears me. Failure of an institution doesn’t mean failure on the part of God.

      Jus’ sayin’.

      • Cat-astrophe

        I guess my thoughts above suggest I do not believe there is a God at all. I certainly do, but he is not involved with all with any of the controlling entities that claim they are the one true light.
        Thanks for your comment, and in Canada, Have a great thanksgiving.

        • k1962

          Sorry, but Judaism doesn’t think it is the one and only path to G-d. Judaism says you follow your G-d and I will follow mine and both are the right way. There is no focus on converting others to Judaism because you will go to hell if you don’t. Read about it. It’s actually respectful to all religions (individual Jews may not always be, but the principles of Judaism are). Maybe if Judaism had been more dogmatic and sent out missionaries or Jihadi armies there would be more of us.

          • Cat-astrophe

            Interesting k1962, Then why does religious affiliation need to be in the topic at all?
            That’s why I did say I have no affiliation with organized religion anymore. It’s a risk, but
            One thing you may help me with about the Jewish religion; are they (some?) waiting for Christ to return?(not Jesus)
            And how was he supposed to arrive, under what conditions?

          • k1962

            The claim is that we were CHOSESN for G-d’s 613 commandments and that he had asked numerous other peoples first and they all said no. Anyone can become Jewish and follow the 613 commandments. It’s not an exclusive club. But it’s more that fine if you don’t. You are good with G-d just the way you are. You don’t have to be Jewish. And no, in the Jewish religion the messiah is not the “son of G-d” Apocalypse is a Christian thing. Jews focus on the here and now, living, not the afterlife. Maybe you should check some Jewish sources for finding out about what Judaism means and not Christian interpretations of Judaism.

          • Cat-astrophe

            What you said is reasonable, your point about the Christian message I received will be looked into it as part of my due diligence to understand better.
            This is the first time I have heard of the 613.

          • k1962

            You are welcome 🙂 I read a book many decades ago called “To Be a Jew” by Rabbi Hayim Donin. I recall it being a very straight forward, good summary of what Judaism is. There is so much more than what I said and if you are interested, do check it out.

          • Well argued k1962. Have you read Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s Derekh Hashem? This is a very thorough summary of Jewish belief.

          • k1962

            Thank you.

            I haven’t read that book, but I will look into it. Thanks for recommending it.

  • BillyHW

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

    • Yo Mama

      That’s not right. It’s those under 25 years old whose prefrontal cortex is not yet fully developed who should not be allowed to vote.

  • Waffle

    There are several things that are disgusting and shameful about Kubes’ ignorant and uninformed piece.

    – the lack of proper editing on the part of the dhimmified editorial staff at the CJN;
    – the lack of a proper understanding of The Hart Affair in both Canadian and Jewish history due to a failure to teach history;
    – the triumph of a “progressive” education.

    Heaven help us all.

  • Alain

    Kubes, assuming that her religion is Judaism and not leftism, is dangerously misguided. Hiding behind a mask if not in the least about freedom similar to wearing a kippa or Orthodox Jewish women covering their hair. This is blatant defiance and giving the finger to her host country and its citizens. I am unaware of Jews ever trying to impose their religion on non Jews or their host country which is not Jewish.

  • Breifly put, the niqab is a symbol of progress in takeover of the host country. The more niqabs in view, the more Islam has stamped the host country with its presence and power. When you see all women wear niqab, you know the Dark Ages are here to stay. That is why niqabs must be banned. There is no comparison possible to Jewish kippot, which are necessarily a minority phenomenon.

    • Oliver Puma

      I have been putting forth the same argument.

      The niqab, when worn in Canada, has little to do with religion or male oppression and everything to do with muslim conquest. It is the equivalent of the Americans planting their flag on Iwo Jima.

      • “It is the equivalent of the Americans planting their flag on Iwo Jima.” Well said.

      • Canada First

        The same could be said about wearing a crucifix.