SEE ISLAM, THE MORE YOU TRY TO SHOVE THIS MISOGYNIST GARBAGE DOWN THE THROATS OF WESTERNERS, THE MORE YOU’RE GOING TO GET PUSHED BACK. THIS IS CANADA, NOT SAUDI ARABIA, IF YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE IT IS ‘YOU’ THAT HAS TO ASSIMILATE, NOT US! THE IDEA OF COVERING A WOMAN IN SACKCLOTH TO CONCEAL HER IDENTITY IS DISGRACEFUL, AND SHOULD BE BANNED OUTRIGHT. WE MAY BE A PART OF BRITAINS COMMONWEALTH, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS ISN’T BRITAIN. CANADA WILL NOT BE HOME TO THE NIQAB, MUSLIM NO GO AREAS, OR ANY OTHER CRAP BRITAIN HAS TAKEN FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE, DON’T LIKE IT? LEAVE.
November 29, 2011. 11:51 am • Section: Opinion
So, it was bound to happen, but a young woman wearing a niqab was assaulted in Mississauga mall, and had her face veil pulled off in public. Inas Kadri, who I happen to have known for many years, has handled the incident well, promoting a need for understanding and education. She has naturally been concerned for her children, who were present during the assault. Her son is reported to wake up with nightmares, and fear for his safety. I feel for Inas’s family, as well as the potential impact to her own self esteem after an incident like this. But I also feel for Rosemarie Creswell who has shown regret for her actions. She is alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol prior to the incident and lost her husband four years ago, according to reports. Why would a 66 year old woman, who lives alone, venture to make such a public show of hatred? Like many, I feel she is just a pawn in the game of hate. Usually, there are others standing behind those who act upon hatred, stoking the flames. How many insidious commentators have contributed to her understanding of Muslims, especially women wearing the niqab? Rosemary Creswell has been pubically admonished for her actions by a Brampton Court judge, but what of those who goad others into such hatred? This case debunks many of the theories that float around concerning women in niqab. That they are forced to wear it (Inas’s husband has declined to comment, saying he would prefer his wife speak for herself). That people are afraid of what’s behind the niqab, and that communication becomes difficult in our society (It is plain to see that Inas is an educated, strong woman, who has expressed her feelings eloquently regarding the issue). I hope that some good comes of this incident. Naturally, the hatemongers will continue to stoke the flames of hatred, outraged that a brave woman would stand up to niqabs, which don’t belong in public places in Canada. The sensible will stop and think about what has happened and agree that a woman should be free to walk in a mall, dressed as she pleases, and not be subjected to harassment from anyone.
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