More from those adorable Canadians. From the Canadian Press:
MONTREAL (CP) “” Federal and Quebec political leaders have unanimously blasted an Elections Canada decision to let Muslim women wear traditional face coverings when voting in three federal byelections in Quebec.
Muslims groups say they are mystified about the uproar, saying they never asked for any special treatment.
Perish the thought!
Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon said Friday the federal government doesn’t support Election Canada’s decision to allow burkas and niqabs during voting in three federal byelections in the province on Sept. 17.
Sarah Elgazzar, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations in Montreal, said it’s unlikely many Muslim women will have covered faces when voting.
“We’re talking about a minority of a minority of a minority,” she said. “It’s a very small section of the practising Muslim women, which is already a small enough section of the Muslim community that actually wear the niqab.
“I can almost guarantee that in the Outremont riding . . . there won’t be a single woman wearing niqab, so this debate is almost completely and utterly useless.”
Elgazzar said the Elections Canada decision is “a nice gesture but it’s completely unnecessary.”
“Canada and the rest of the West will soon be part of the global Caliphate, Inshallah, so really it’s a moot point,” she proceeded not to say.