Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Outrage as Canada's largest province bans the wearing of burqas Hijabs & niqabs by government employees

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A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers.
Quebec is the largest province in Canada, occupying 15.4% of the country’s total area.
The Bill 21 bans certain public-sector workers — including teachers, judges, Crown prosecutors, police and prison guards — in Quebec from wearing religious symbols such as niqabs, hijabs and turbans. While the bill doesn’t target Muslim women explicitly, Many critics claim the law is Islamophobic.
In countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan the veil symbolizes oppression of women under Sharia laws.
Netherlands, France, Belgium and other Western countries and even Arab countries have banned the burqa and the niqab for security reasons.