Quebec’s Bill 62 is intended to ban face-covering Islamic headgear (niqabs, burqas, chadors). The bill, which forces women to uncover their faces whenever they provide or receive public services, is not sitting well with Muslim women whom it targets, and promises to expose them to discrimination, public humiliation, and ridicule. (And rightly so. When in Rome…)
CTV News One of those women is Warda Naili. Raised Catholic, she converted to Islam and wears a niqab by choice. “That means I will be a prisoner. I will be a prisoner in my own house,” she said, adding that she doesn’t feel comfortable showing her face unless it’s to another woman. (So stay home. Your Islamic supremacist headgear scares little children and offends everyone else)
“If I’m at the hospital in the waiting room, I cannot take off my veil. It’s impossible. I would be ashamed.” (Converts to Islam are always the most extremist in their views in order to prove their “worthiness” of being a Muslim. That’s also why so many Muslim terrorists are recent converts)
Shaheen Ashraf of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women called the bill discriminatory and is questioning the motives behind it. (Motives? How about the same motive that forbids people in face masks from entering banks, schools, and other public places?)
Ashraf says it’s distressing that the issue keeps coming up. “If it’s not the niqab, it’s the hijab, if it’s not the hijab, it’s the burqa, if it’s not the burqa it’s the chador, so I feel that every few days this stir-up must mean something,” she said. (Well, duh)
Ashraf said the bill clearly targets Muslim women and will lead to their further marginalization in Quebec society (Maybe that’s the idea).
“So what does it mean now? Niqab police as bus drivers? What are we going to do in libraries? And refuse to provide them with services? If a woman is freezing with children, say no? (YES!)
Warda Naili says, “I think of all the people who don’t like Islam, don’t like Muslims, and think I’m an extremist and they will be happy with this law and will be comfortable with this idea of hating me. They will think they were right in thinking this way,” she said. (They were!)
Globe and Mail Quebec’s Bill 62 forcing Muslim women to uncover their faces to give or receive services, passed by the Quebec National Assembly, is thought to be a direct attack on religious freedom (Security trumps religious freedom every time).
Bill 62 demands that women wearing face-coverings remove those coverings for “as long as the service is being rendered,” according to Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée.
The law’s wording appears to mean that a woman wearing a face-covering headbag will be asked to remove it before she can board a municipal bus, or while she is in line at a government office, or in a school, or waiting in a hospital emergency room.
The controversial legislation would effectively ban public workers — including doctors, nurses, teachers and daycare workers — as well as those receiving a service from the government, from wearing the niqab, burka or any other face covering.
Bill 62 is the festering afterbirth of ugly politics – a law designed to immunize the Liberal government of Premier Philippe Couillard from opposition charges that it isn’t doing enough to force Quebec’s secular beliefs on immigrants, specifically Muslims. (Hey, there are planes leaving everyday to return them to the sharia-ruled hellhole of their choice)
Veiled Muslim women could find themselves subjected to verbal attacks by vigilantes who demand they remove their face-coverings the minute they sit down on a bus seat. Or they could be humiliated by being ordered to remove their covering in order to enter a government building. (Isn’t that great? Citizens will help enforce the law)
“As long as the service is being rendered, the face should be uncovered,” Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée said. The bill, Vallée said, does not specifically target religious symbols. The law would also apply, for instance, to masked protesters.
h/t Vlad Tepesblog