The Coalition Avenir Québec is not backing down on its plans to bar authority figures like judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols.
But for the first time it has floated the idea that teachers might be allowed to keep their garb because the government could consider those acquired rights.
Rédoine Faïd, France’s most-wanted fugitive for the death of a policewoman during a botched robbery in 2010, has been found three months nearly to the day from when he escaped from prison, France24 reports.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Quebec’s incoming premier to reflect carefully before using the notwithstanding clause to enforce a law that would prohibit public employees from wearing religious symbols such as a hijab or kippa.
Legault would also move swiftly to reduce the number of immigrants allowed into the province by 20 per cent.
On August 1, a ban on wearing face-covering attire in public took effect in Denmark, which thus joins France, Austria, and Belgium in propagating a complete prohibition on the niqab and burka.
Feminists in Iran have expressed outrage after a video emerged showing a hijab-wearing woman attacking another woman for not covering up.
On Aug. 1, when face veils are banned in Denmark, Sabina will not be leaving her niqab at home. Instead, she will be defying the law and taking to the street in protest.
One of the largest security companies in the Nordic region now allows hijabs to be included as part of the security uniform. In an internal newsletter, which Social News has discovered, it is even suggested that employees can buy a black “neutral” hijab.
Quebec’s new guidelines on religious accommodation have failed to ease concerns about whether Muslim women will be able to access public services — such as riding a bus — if they wear a niqab or burka.
Under Quebec’s new religious neutrality law anyone giving or receiving a public service will be required to uncover their face.
The divisive debate in Quebec about the clothes Muslim women choose to wear is back in the spotlight, less than six months before the fall provincial election.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante suggested last week she is open to city police officers wearing a Sikh turban or an Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, as part of the official uniform — a practice not uncommon in Canada outside Quebec.
Around the same time, Eve Torres, a 44-year-old Muslim mother of three who proudly wears a hijab, announced she was seeking the nomination in a Montreal-area riding for Quebec solidaire, the legislature’s most left-leaning party.
Taking advantage of Western democratic systems, well funded entities such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are constantly attempting to impose Islamic religious values and practices on the West, severely undermining freedom of speech and intimidating citizens. Consequently, people fearing backlash and false accusations often choose to not speak up, even when their own safety is imperiled. Lawfare has proven to be a useful weapon.
The State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, Java has noticed an alarming trend in the once-moderate country of an encroaching extremist interpretation of Islam.
Around 150 schools have made it compulsory for children to wear the hijab and the government is too politically correct to step in and do anything about it, according to the former head of Ofsted.