Star Columnists Siddiqui & Mallick Suffer Strokes: 67% Oppose Muslims Concealing Identity In Citizenship Ceremony

Two-thirds of Canadians oppose allowing women to wear the face-covering niqab during citizenship ceremonies, a new poll by Forum Research suggests.

The public opinion survey, conducted Friday and Saturday, found that 67 per cent of respondents oppose the idea, while fewer than a quarter (22 per cent) are in support. Ten per cent are undecided.

A total of 1,370 Canadian adults took part in the survey.

Regionally, opposition was highest in Quebec, where 87 per cent of respondents oppose the niqab during citizenship ceremonies, and lowest in the Atlantic provinces, where 54 per cent of respondents oppose the idea.

Sixty-three per cent oppose it in Ontario.

  • ontario john

    It’s shocking that the majority of Canadians have the nerve to not follow what they are told by the media, political and entertainment elites of this country. The downtown Toronto rulers must be aghast that the peasants actually have an opinion that isn’t decided for them. Obviously most Canadians are islamophobic.

  • David Murrell

    Remarkable that the Islamic Star actually published the story. And note the comments at the bottom of the article. The “most liked” support the government’s ban of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies — amazing given the Islamic Star’s readership makeup.

  • It is good to see the word about Islam is slowly getting out.

    Speak up.

  • favill

    How about this for a reason…in Canada when someone makes a promise to us we look at their face and into their eyes to gauge their sincerity. This is part of our culture and since you’ve decided to travel thousands of miles from where you were born in order to live here then you must do as we do. Much like you don a heavy coat during our winters in order to survive…we expect you to don our culture in order to become a Canadian.

  • Surele Surele

    but did you see the misleading political cartoon in today’s star?

  • J. C.

    “Star Columnists Siddiqui & Mallick Suffer Strokes”
    If only… šŸ™

  • Ed

    It’s higher than 67 percent. Lots of people give what they think is the polite answer in surveys, even if it doesn’t accord with their private views.


    Please let us not forget that not all immigrants come here to assimilate, but to make Canada in their own image, and it’s not limited to one or two groups. I remember a Vancouver politician claimed that city “the first Chinese city outside China.” My feelings were hurt, but who cares about that, eh?

  • kkruger71

    Maybe I am far too cynical, but I don’t see these numbers holding. Much like similar numbers against gay marriage, the media will continue to badger people that to hold such views makes you a bigot/racist/evil until they convince another 8-10% of the population to answer the way they want. Then they will start airing results that the majority of young people see acceptance of the veil as a good thing and start preaching it from the perspective that only old bigots really are against it.

  • cmh

    we need to ban face covering in public. Legal nowhere but inside your home.

  • simus1

    Shouldn’t that be “suspected of suffering additional mini-strokes which should put them into Guinness Book of Records contention”?