‘Ban the Burka’

This post was first published 5 years ago, on our Facebook page:

“It is a barrier in civic discourse. It also subverts public trust.”


“As a Muslim mother who never saw a niqab when I was growing up in Karachi, Pakistan, I am astonished to see Canada’s judiciary caving in to Islamists who have nothing but contempt for Canada’s values of gender equality.

“I write this as a Muslim Canadian who does not have any specific political leanings. But in the 25 years I have called Canada home, I have seen a steady rise of Muslim women being strangled in the pernicious black tent that is passed off to naïve and guilt-ridden white, mainstream Canadians as an essential Islamic practice.  Continue reading “‘Ban the Burka’”

‘Feminists Eating Their Own’

“With her book “The Veiled Threat”, dealing with the plight of Muslim women in Europe…Zana Ramadani has kicked the Islamist hornets’ nest in Germany. Being born a Muslim herself, Ramadani is fearful of her life after receiving countless death threats from radical Muslims in Germany. German authorities have not granted her police protection yet.

“Ramadani gained public prominence in Germany five years ago when she founded the German chapter of the radical feminist group ‘Femen’. Once a darling of the Left, Ramadani quickly fell out of favour with German liberals once she started criticising the oppression of women within Islam. Her fellow feminists accused her of being a ‘racist’ and forced Ramadani out of the group which she founded.

“I have a problem with certain kinds of Feminists,” Ramadani says. “Those who talk about women’s solidarity, but don’t practice it in reality. They only regard White Western male as the source of all evil and that he needs to be criticised without any inhibitions, but when it comes to criticising those belonging to other cultures…one automatically gets labelled as racist.” Continue reading “‘Feminists Eating Their Own’”

‘You’d Be Severely Beaten’

“In a since-deleted tweet, Alicia Keys seemed to be praising the sex-appeal of a niqab — a head covering worn by Muslim women…

“Here’s what’s missing from the gooey tweet extolling the diversity and beauty: in many countries where women are required to cover up with a hijab, showing one’s leg in such a manner would result in severe punishment… Continue reading “‘You’d Be Severely Beaten’”