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.