Canada Bans Burqas at Citizenship Ceremonies
guest post by Mike LaRoche
Canada’s Conservative government refuses to submit to political correctness. Demanding that all immigrants adhere to the traditions of their new home, Jason Kenney – Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism – has directed that all facecoverings be removed when new Canadians take their oath of citizenship.
From the AP via Breitbart:
TORONTO (AP) – New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country’s immigration minister said Monday.
Jason Kenney said most Canadians have misgivings about Islamic face coverings and said new Canadians should take the oath in view of their fellow citizens. He said he has received complaints from lawmakers and citizenship judges who say it’s difficult to ensure that individuals whose faces are covered are actually reciting the oath.
The Conservative minister called the issue a matter of deep principle that goes to the heart of Canada’s identity and the country’s values of openness and equality. He said women who feel obliged to have their faces covered in public often come from a cultural milieu that treats women as property rather than equal human beings.
“I do think that most Canadians find that disquieting to say the least,” Kenney said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
“Most Muslim Canadian women I know find the practice of face covering in our society disturbing, indicative of an approach to women that is not consistent with our democratic values,” Kenney added.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to lower American standards of entry and security, planning to slash the National Guard along the U.S.-Mexico border by fifty percent. Anything to get those ballot boxes stuffed, I reckon.