Harper says majority of ‘moderate Muslims’ support view on niqab ban

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives find themselves on the defensive regarding their relationship with Muslim Canadians, a rare position for the governing party that has made courting ethnic communities a staple of its election strategy.

The Prime Minister, who upset some Muslim Canadians this week by saying the face-covering niqab is “rooted in a culture that is anti-woman,” stood up in the Commons Wednesday to enumerate support for his government’s campaign to ban the use of the veil when taking the oath of Canadian citizenship. A small minority of Muslim women wear the niqab in Canada.

Frankly this is a non issue stirred up by desperate white liberals whose only weapon is to label opponents racist.

Canadians are fair overall, they are also much more aware of the destructiveness and danger Islam poses than Justin is able to grasp.

  • jayme

    What if that small group demands JT brings in sharia law.

    • He’ll grant it to them.

    • Censored_often

      If he’s anything like McGuinty, their wish is his command. Whether a degree of real tangible sharia law gets enforced at the federal level is another question though.

  • ontario john

    But Harooooon in today’s Star goes out of his way to explain to us that Harper and his followers are evil and hate muslims. Only Justin can save us. Haroooon wouldn’t lie to us.

    • Censored_often

      I think this babbling baboon of an editor should move back to Pakistan and leave Canadians alone.

  • Exile1981

    Harper isn’t lying, he called are 3 of the moderate muslims in Canada and asked them about the ban.

  • moraywatson

    EVERYBODY is on the defensive regarding their relationship with muslims, regardless of where those muslims reside. Those who do not understand that they are on the defensive are ignorantly lapping up the taqqiya/tawriya/kitman/murana that muslims are serving.

  • FactsWillOut

    Harper spews meaningless rhetoric.
    So far, all he’s done is try to pass laws that can and will be used to shut down “Islamophobic” speech.
    He is not on our side.

  • P_F

    That goes to show how much clout mohammedans hold on political class & how much they are afraid of offending their feelings. Mr. Harper should have kept quite & let the dogs bark, but for the sake of few votes these spineless politicians will say & do anything.

  • pdxnag

    How would an apathetic Muslim act in a fully Sharia-compliant country? They would publicly nod agreement to public slaughter of apostates and infidels, lest they too be slaughtered. (Go with the flow, so to speak.)

    Is a so-called moderate Muslim nothing more than a lazy Muslim who may not yet have even read the Koran’s commands to commit evil acts against non-Muslims?