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Oct 18, 2017

Wearing their Niqab. New Act has been born


Dear friends fellow Canadians.

By Spyros Peter Goudas

All the nationalities in the world in Canada, that we respect one another and we do not have religions biases colour, race issues or cultural preconceptions.

We have been living in harmony for the last 150 years.

We are all proud of our country CANADA, but subtly out of the blue, some politicians try win votes by spoil all the beautiful things that we have been enjoying for over a century as a new Act has been born.

A new law has been passed prohibiting Muslim women from using public services for instance while wearing their niqab.

They now are prohibited from going anywhere, whether it is the cinema, the mall, the hospital or to take public transportation, etc,etc, while wearing their niqab.

This law violating the International human rights, as well as the Canadian human rights code and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms .  

How would a government with straight piece of mind allow such a law to pass and create havoc in the Canadian history while spoiling the very fabric, and the ideas of great Prime Ministers of the past including one of the greatest one: Pierre Elliot Trudeau who reflected at one of the convention centers while speaking with me and advising me to continue with the multicultural program by stating, and we quote Go ahead Mr. Goudas, we need all the nationalities in the world to create this beautiful country”” and now these politicians, try anything possible to spoil the enjoyment that we have been accustomed to for the last 150 years.

Make no mistake; this is the beginning of narrow-mindedness and fanaticism.

These nationalities are not the only ones that will be affected through religions and so on and so forth…

If you are reading this material, we urge you to contact your politicians your municipalities right now and complain about this Act that infringe with the Human Rights Code.

I want you to think as a Canadian, the impact that this law will have in the near future and the effect that will follow.

We are fighting intolerance in various parts of the world including Afghanistan while it is happening in our own backyard.

How hypocritical is that? The good name that we have around the world as peaceful welcoming country is getting faded.

If in the future while traveling abroad, you inform that you are Canadian they may spit right in our face as a citizen of a two-faced country!.

My question is: Do you want this to happen???  I hope not!

It is question of our religious freedom here in Canada.

Now let’s pause here and reflect for a moment: If expressing one’s religious rights becomes illegal now imagine wearing the Greek Fustanella or the dress of Amalia during the public parade scheduled to be on the 25th of March and 28th of October in most major cities, may become prohibited as well.

What about the Scottish, will they be banned from wearing the Kilt outfit?

 

ROBERTO MARONI

Despite heated political debate on Muslim headcoverings, Italy does not ban veils on a national level.

In 2004, authorities in northern Italy resurrected antiquated laws against the wearing of masks, to stop women from wearing the burka and niqab.

Generally, Italy accepts the Islamic veil, acknowledging its similarity to Catholic headscarves.

It’s a sensitive issue and one that divides both people within the Islamic faith and outside it: the hijab. For some, it’s an expression of modesty and liberation, for others it represents injustice and oppression.

Although nowadays the hijab is most closely associated with Islam, it’s not an Islamic invention. The headscarf is mentioned in all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Even today Orthodox female Jews who are married don headscarves and Catholics nuns aren’t seen without their hair covered.

But it’s the Islamic headscarf that garners most press. A wave of modesty and a trend of wearing the hijab - whether it be the chador, niqab or burqa - has swept across Muslim communities in recent years, but so has discrimination against Muslims post 9/11.

Throughout history the hijab has been worn for different reasons.

Once it was a sign of social status, mainly used to distinguish upper-class women from the rest of society, particularly from prostitutes who were not permitted to cover their hair.

But in some regions it has been worn by farm workers, less as a symbol of their faith, but more for reasons of practicality to protect their heads from the sun.

Whatever the choices for wearing or not wearing the veil, the matter remains a contentious one. The headscarf is a complicated piece of cloth.

While some countries are tolerant of headscarves in general, they are less so when it comes to ones covering the face. Then there are those countries that enforce the wearing of the veil, with punishments for those that don't.

Here we unveil how different countries treat the hijab - and the women that wear it - around the globe

“If the Virgin Mary appears wearing a veil on all her pictures, how can you ask me to sign on a hijab ban law?” he has been cited as saying.
 
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, holds a very special position in Islam, and Allah proclaims her to be the best woman amongst all humanity, whom He chose above all other women due to her piety and devotion.
 
There's an entire chapter in the Quran named after her.
 
“And (mention) when the angels said, ‘O Mary! Indeed Allah has chosen you, and purified you, and has chosen you above all other women of the worlds.
 
O Mary! Be devoutly obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow with those bow (in prayer).’”
-Qur'an 3:42-43
 
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Why Turkey Lifted Its Ban on the Islamic Headscarf

Women who work in civil service or government can now wear a hijab.

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