Niqab ban: Which side is supporting Canadian values?

The Harper government says it will introduce legislation soon to ban niqabs and face coverings at citizenship ceremonies and may go further.

  • Dana Garcia

    How can masks have a place in an open western society? Freedom requires citizen responsibility.

    Besides, dar al-islam offers plenty of sharia acreage where masked women are de rigueur.

    • Our Political class has a great deal of explaining to do. Ideally in a court of law for so undermining our society by inviting mass muslim immigration.

      • WalterBannon

        Ideally in a revolutionary court, with a gallows waiting outside for execution of the summary sentences…

        • Exile1981

          normally I find your comments excessive not so much today.

  • DMB

    The niqab is very Orwellian in nature. Islamists themselves use Orwellian terms to justify the niqab. As George Orwell had stated “War is peace, Freedom is slavery & Ignorance is strength”. That is why it must not be allowed in western society. This holds true more than ever!

    • Muslims know damn well the Niqab is a barbaric cultural throwback.

      There is no justification for its use in Islam.

      The Niqab is a political statement, a not so subtle “Fuck You” to the very society that welcomed these moon god cultists.

      • DMB

        Well stated!

      • Minicapt

        Forbid the wearing of the niqab in public because it exposes the woman to public derision and suggestions of uncomely appearance. Such a ban would thus be good for society.
        Exceptions could be made for Elizabeth May, and non-male members of the NDP caucus.


      • Justin St.Denis

        And tha can be proven since today’s niqab finds its genesis in the 1970s during the lead up to the Iranian revolution.

  • moraywatson

    Step One: Canada should ban the display of political symbols at citizenship ceremonies and in the giving or receiving of government services. Step Two: Designate that islam is a political body.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Step Three: Ban Harry Potter if he insists on using the cloak of invisibility.

      • moraywatson

        That seems reasonable… wait, what?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          What is a niqab or burka but a cloak of invisibility?

          • Justin St.Denis

            You have a point. Someone should point that out to the Saudis, and then the Saudis would open the money faucets to fund the research.

          • moraywatson

            And Azkhaban is Gitmo?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I have to ask my wife.
            She’s the big Harry Potter fan.
            Even went to the mignight screenings on her own.

  • Helios Megistos

    Well, that is all fine and dandy but the rational priority should OBVIOUSLY be to stop them from entering soon-to-be-Canuckistan; nevertheless Stephen Milquetoast is coming around one baby-step at the time!!?format=1500w

    • Justin St.Denis

      Harper is hardly milquetoast, but kudos for spelling it right (again, if memory serves).

  • andycanuck

    If not wearing a face covering is good enough for the New Thai Ladies matchmaking service, it’s good enough for me. I fully support the Federal government and Quebec’s provincial government in these endeavours.

  • Alain

    This not enough since it is imperative to make it illegal for anyone to hide one’s face in public, not just at a citizenship ceremony. If the government can muster up, for once, the courage to do this they will find that the majority of Canadians support them on this issue. The volume and amount of noise made by the chattering class in no way reflects their number; they are NOT the majority of Canadians nor do they represent them.

    Of course an even saner plan would be to end all Muslim immigration along with this.

  • cmh

    the unelected supreme court will overturn it all because their interpretation of the charter is to support an individuals’ human rights to freedom of ‘religion’ at any cost. They do not understand that it is not a religion… it is a law, sharia law.