Niqab is about our values, not race

It’s just a piece of cloth.

So why the commotion over the Conservative government placing a ban on the face-covering niqab at citizenship swearing-in ceremonies?

Some might even argue a token ban in one specific ceremony has little to no bearing on women wearing a niqab in public.

But the niqab carries tremendous political and social symbolism. This means judicious restriction on its use by the government can deliver a potent message about what it values.

This message is neither racist nor sexist.

  • Dana Garcia

    The “potent message” of the all-covering burqa is the obliteration of women’s individuality. That value fits very well with the polygamy favored by Islam where females are easily replaceable units in group familial arrangements.

  • Icebow

    No arguments in favour need be entertained. It’s just alien, and wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • Exile1981

    The wearing of the niqab is about showing of dominance of islam over Canada, not about the tolerance of Canadians.

  • Bubba Brown