Are full face veils worn by some Muslim women un-Islamic?According to some Egyptian lawmakers they are. So much so that this predominantly Muslim country’s parliament is reportedly drafting legislation that […]
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says decisions he made around TV debates and the niqab helped sink the party’s fortunes with voters.While admitting he is partly to blame for the NDP’s third-place finish, Mulcair insists he should […]
A Muslim teenager who says she was kicked out of a northeast Edmonton shoe repair shop when wearing a burka said she forgives the store owner.But 19-year-old Sarii Ghalab said she hopes […]
It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest wishes for the New Year; 2015 marks a great year in the history of Canada. It has been blissful to see […]
The final tally of the federal government’s legal bill for its fight to prevent women from wearing a face veil at citizenship ceremonies is $421,840. The figure is included in […]
OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she personally called new Canadian Zunera Ishaq to tell her that the government was officially dropping its legal pursuit of a ban on […]
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he believes he did the right thing to stand up to Stephen Harper on the niqab – even though his position may well have cost […]
After fighting for months for her right to take the oath of Canadian citizenship while wearing a niqab, Sunera Ishaq has finally done so. The result of her case should […]
More than 500 of Canada’s most prominent women have signed their names to a letter condemning Canadian leaders for making the niqab an election issue.
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The election is coming to an end. All the way, I resisted the urge to […]
Not all Muslims wear niqabs. Ahmed Yousef’s mom used to wear a niqab – to the chagrin of his dad, himself and his brother – when he was growing up […]
As an election issue, the niqab has taken Timmins’ small, close-knit Muslim community by surprise. The community is bewildered that the clothing has become the focus of the national debate, […]
They eat halal shepherd’s pie, are fond of maple syrup and believe Quebec should become an independent country – or did, at least until recently. HuffPost Quebec sat down with […]
Naima Sidow knows what the world looks like from behind a niqab. Some of it she can even laugh about, like the homeless guy downtown who decided she was a […]
Officers arrested a man who showed up at an all-candidates’ debate in northwest Calgary Thursday night allegedly wearing a Confederate Flag over his face and threatening that “someone could get […]
A Kitchener school principal says that the federal Conservatives are “bullying” a minority of women in the country who wear niqabs, in an effort to score political points. The Conservatives […]
The vast majority of women surveyed who wear the niqab in Canada are not only willing to remove their veils to be identified, but feel it is part of their […]
Voter surveys also show the Tories have become the leading choice for immigrants, Peter Loewen and Daniel Rubenson write This article is part of a series tracking voter intentions during […]
As a woman from the Hutterite culture, I have spent my writing career trying to rehabilitate decades of hostilities and misrepresentations about my people and their way of life.
Mayor John Tory says he believes the ongoing debate over allowing new Canadians to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies is “corrosive” and goes against Canada’s tradition of embracing diversity.
One of Canada’s most esteemed jurists, Louise Arbour, has had enough with what she calls the “unhealthy debate” over the niqab face-covering looming large in the federal election campaign.
I wore a niqab for two days while working in Pakistan many years ago. I did it out of curiosity. I expected to find the experience stifling, particularly in the […]
Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge’s wannabe MPs faced off during an all-candidates’ debate Wednesday (Oct. 7) night before a packed house at Langs. Each of the candidates performed well, reciting […]
The Ontario woman who won court battles affirming her right to wear a niqab while taking the citizenship oath finally took part in the ceremony on Friday. Last Monday, the […]
Leaders from different religions gathered in St. John’s on Thursday and were united in their belief that wearing of the niqab should not be an election issue. The niqab has […]