Canada shouldn’t compromise on Niqab

If refugees are truly seeking a better life in a new land then it should be reasonable for them to adapt to new customs…

One of my most painful decisions is to agree with Stephen Harper because I am at odds with almost all his policies. However, to cover or not to cover is the question.

In Canada, the only reason one might need to cover a face is to protect it from frostbite during severe winter weather. Women don’t cover their faces in Canada unless they are criminals and hiding from the law. For someone who is attempting to become a Canadian citizen to demand covering her face is outrageous. Why would a genuine refugee try imposing the rules of the country from which she allegedly fled?

If refugees are truly seeking a better life in a new land then it should be reasonable for them to adapt to new customs and not for that new country to conform to theirs. Canada’s constitution has gone to hell in a handbasket decade after decade by allowing immigrants to enforce their former country’s religion and customs to override it. If everything was that good back there, what was the reason for coming to Canada?

It is long overdue for surviving original immigrants and descendants who helped build Canada in the first place, to fight any further erosion of what Canada is truly supposed to represent.

 

Alli M. Graham