Friday, April 09, 2010

Quebec, always the beacon of minority rights, shines even brighter

Premier Jean Charest and his cabinet have introduced sweeping legislation that effectively bars Muslim women from receiving or delivering public services while wearing a niqab.

According to the draft law, they would not be able to consult a doctor in a hospital, for example, or even attend classes in a university.

"Two words: Uncovered face," Charest told reporters during a press conference in Quebec City.

"The principle is clear."

Yes, you're different, it bothers us, so here's a law to put you in your place. We're done it 101 times before.

Read more here.

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