Quebec’s veil law is a slap in the face to Muslim women

“In Canada all citizens have the right to personal freedom as long as it does not infringe on another’s right. However when it comes to a Muslim woman, we have convinced ourselves that she is a victim of her husband’s dominance and so we do not believe her when she says ‘this is my choice’.

“What a cunning, circular web we weave. First we discredit her as an intellectual being, ridicule her claim to be a free-thinking woman, demonize her for practising her faith, and then smugly claim to be emancipating her.”

Shahina Siddiqui argues against the proposed ban on the veil in Quebec.

Montreal Gazette, 30 March 2010

See also “Quebecers opinion of Muslims on the decline: poll”, Toronto Sun, 30 March 2010