Musings —12.12.2011 11:47 AM—
If you don’t care about this, you’re with the terrorists.
Now that the lunatics are running the asylum, with majority control, get used to more of this:
As a result, Muslim women will have to remove their niqabs or any other face-covering garments, such as burkas, before they can recite the oath of citizenship to become Canadians. Citizenship judges will be directed to enforce the rules at ceremonies over which they preside.“
As I wrote some months ago, you should also get ready for every kook and bigot with some spare time on his hands commence litigation against the Sikh’s turban and beard, the Jew’s kippah and the Hasidic Jew’s clothing, the Hindu’s tilak facial markings, the styles favoured by traditional Mennonites and the Amish, or perhaps even the ostentatious display of a nun’s habit.
Oh, and there’s this campaign, which started in Israel last Fall:
And here’s a Canadian angle:
“Quebec’s Orthodox Jewish community appeared for the first time on Wednesday before a National Assembly committee, taking up an unexpected cause – fighting a bill that would ban the wearing of the Muslim niqabwhen receiving government services.
The Jewish Orthodox Council for Community Relations said by placing gender rights above religious rights, the bill would create a hierarchy of individual rights and freedoms that would be challenged before the courts. The group warned the government against adopting “hard and fast rules” that could exacerbate social tensions surrounding religious minorities.“
And so on and so on.
In 2011 A.D., it amazes me that we still need to say this, but apparently we do: Religions should have no control over what governments do – and, as in this case, governments should have no control over what religions do. If no one is being harmed in some way, social conservative nutbars like Jason Kenney should back off.
And will the NDP say anything about this? Not on your life. Liberals? We shall see.
UPDATE: From a sharp-eyed reader, this gem. We all expect Kenney to place Eve under citizen’s arrest, now.