OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he is studying whether to introduce a law — like Quebec’s — that would require Muslim women who wear a niqab to unveil their faces when delivering public services as an employee of the government, or receiving them as a citizen.
The Conservative leader had made similar statements in French in recent days that went unnoticed outside Quebec, and Harper’s aides later said he was merely reiterating the government’s position.
An idea whose time has come.
Islam is not peaceful – it does not play well with others anywhere in the world.
The niqab is a political statement, an insult to our heritage and values.
All efforts to insinuate the violent supremacist cult of Islam into the public sphere should be denied outright.