Niqab ban not a big deal #elxn42

It’s time to put the niqab issue into perspective. The misplaced rhetoric is getting out of hand.

Late last week Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said on a radio program: “This is unbelievably dangerous stuff.”

Only he wasn’t referring to the wearing of the niqab itself – a full face veil certain Muslim women choose to wear.

No, instead he was referring to the Conservative government’s continuing court saga to defend its 2011 ban on wearing new citizens wearing face coverings while delivering the citizenship oath.