The niqab discussion has risen to absurd levels. Not Rex sheds some perspective.
Our government and our government officials are using the niqab to create a climate of fear and loathing that will help them back to power.
Will Stephen Harper get another majority by whipping up an electoral lynch mob?
Rights are to public opinion what Rob Ford's behaviour is to public opinion: irrelevant.
I may have no desire to wear a niqab but my universe is not diminished if my neighbour does. That said, how women choose to dress should not become a "dead cat" on the Canadian electoral stage.
It doesn't take much to awaken Canada's dark side.
Thanks to the singular cruelty and political opportunism of our prime minister, Gerry Caplan has learned that his assumptions and interpretations about Muslim face coverings were simply wrong.
Harper is decrying the "poor status" of Muslim women abroad while disregarding calls for women's rights at home. These political tactics have a long history of justifying colonization and imperialism.
Zunera Ishaq could be a model Canadian. But because she wears a niqab, Stephen Harper will scapegoat her with inflammatory rhetoric he hopes will win him the election.
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney has launched a new wave in the attack on Muslim Canadians. It's enough, already.