Strange alliances in niqab debate #elxn42

The topsy-turvy world of politics often makes strange bedfellows, but none more awkward than the strange alliances that are forming in the niqab debate.

On one hand, New Democrats and Liberals — usually stalwart supporters of women’s rights — are defending the niqab. To me — and a great many women I’ve talked to — the face covering worn by some Muslim women represents a form of cultural oppression by a paternalistic, misogynistic society.