The Conservative electioneering around the niqab is getting more and more ridiculous, says the head of a Muslim-Canadian women’s organization after news this week that a ban is being considered for federal public servants and visitors to Parliament Hill.
But Alia Hogben, executive director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, says her organization is getting huge amounts of support in the face of “racist, anti-Muslim prejudice.”
“If it wasn’t so serious it would be silly,” Hogben tells Yahoo Canada News. “I’m dumbfounded.”
The Ottawa Citizen reports that a joint House of Commons and Senate committee reviewing security following a gunman’s attack on Parliament a year ago is considering whether Muslim women wearing the face covering will have to unveil for a security check.
“If after review, policies/protocols are amended to require identification verification of all visitors, that would also mean removal of face coverings for comparison against the ID being presented,” JacquiRead More »from Niqab rule being considered for visitors to Parliament Hill