Add Canada to the list of countries that are getting some backbone in the push back against Islamic supremacism. Belgium and France have already placed restrictions on wearing Islamic veils in public. Citizenship judges and MPs complained that it could be hard to tell if veiled applicants were actually reciting the oath during the ceremony. Canada is considering a wider ban on veils in government offices, schools and hospitals.
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney dismissed the claim that the ban would infringe on religious freedom of Muslim. The conservative minister also said the following….note what he says about Canadian law taking priority over religious doctrine. Oh, wouldn’t it be nice if our leaders had the guts to say something like this!
“It is a matter of deep principle that goes to the heart of our identity and our values of openness and equality.”He added that Canadian law took priority over religious doctrine.”In my view Canadian law takes precedence,” he said.
“This is a public act of witness in front of your fellow citizens, in front of the law and you should be willing to show yourself in that public act of witness. I think it’s very straightforward.”
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Until next time,