Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments on women, the niqab and Muslim culture is facing significant—and sometimes amusing—backlash online.
On Tuesday afternoon during question period, in response to a question from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Harper told the House of Commons that such face coverings like niqabs comes from a culture that’s “anti-women.”
“The leader of the Liberal Party continues to bring up his position on the niqab, not seeming to understand why almost all Canadians oppose the wearing of face coverings during citizenship ceremonies,” the prime minister said.
“It is very easy to understand. We do not allow people to cover their faces during citizenship ceremonies,” he continued. “Why would Canadians, contrary to our own values, embrace a practice at that time that is not transparent, that is not open and frankly is rooted in a culture that is anti-women. That is unacceptable to Canadians.”
The prime minister’s words were quickly criticized on Twitter, with someRead More »from Harper’s niqab comments spark #dresscodePM hashtag