Monday, September 10, 2007

Three cheers for the Muslim Canadian Congress


"The sanctioning of the burqa and niqaab as Islamic attire is a rude joke, and insult to Muslim Canadians. . .The covering of a woman's face is a Saudi tribal practise intended to ensure women are treated like chattel, not equal human beings." - MCC President Farzana Hassan.

Compare and contrast.

3 Comments:

Blogger OregonGuy said...

Thank you for your post. Ms. Ridley has a curious past. I don't intend this as an ad hominem attack...but her Wiki entry doesn't contain all of the commentary I've read about her over the years.

People like this exist. Mrs. Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, comes to mind. Ones life experiences need not contain ones life, but it is surely its crucible.

Civil societies rely upon rules. Evenly applied. There are times where your Canadien rules make no sense to most Americans. Imagine a stifling of the press during a political scandal, ala the Liberals last year.

But we still share a common belief, that the rules be applied fairly and evenly across the board for all. If any woman can conceal herself, all must be allowed to be concealed.

Good luck with your current dilemma. Were it so simple here.

7:00 PM  
Blogger kurt said...

As Dawkins says, blasphemy is a victimless crime, even if the Quran stipulated wearing of the niraaq/burqa, which it doesn't. But if this ruling is upheld all kinds of nutters are going to bang on about allowing sharia and other laws to corrupt our judicial system. No way, it's gotta be one law for all.

12:32 AM  
Blogger dirk buchholz said...

And some Muslim women also chose to wear such attire,so it is not quit as black and white as so that they can be "treated like chattel, not equal human beings."
After all there are many so called tradition etc that over the eons have been confused as somehow being about religion,(including among Christians)

7:32 PM  

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