There’s a new twist in the burqini drama in France, as the highest court in the land, the Council of State, rules against the ban.
Quick question, Canadian islamophobes: If I told you that a government was enforcing a dress code for women (and women only) for the sake of “respecting good morals”, because if women wear what they please it might “draw a crowd and disrupt public order”, and thus the government was enacting … Continue reading
I have coworkers who are Muslims, and fortunately I work in a place where the employer attempts to accommodate minorities who don’t fit the traditional mold. It makes some people whine about special treatment, but I think treating people with a basic amount of respect is good for all. Not … Continue reading
Before discussing the technicalities of Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), I think it is important to know where it came from. Understanding its genesis will not only help frame the discussion of the judgment and its implications, it’s an interesting story in its own right about a fellow unbeliever … Continue reading
The source for the photo above is a Toronto Star editorial that maintains that “Ontario Should Set Up Long-Promised Anti-Racism Secretariat.” While the picture above may be evidence for my own belief that young people and many adults cannot have a face-to-face conversation without the help of a cell phone, … Continue reading
A tip of the hat to Shazim Khan – Imam of Masjid Al Salaam, Peterborough and Islamic Centre of Clarington for nudging the muse. Mr. Khan has previously established himself as somewhat of an expert in family matters at the Until They Change Themselves – One Day Mini-Conference at Islamic Centre … Continue reading