A World Traveller Looks at Our Handling of Niqabs & Burkas
[The author is an Australian businessman and world traveller. This letter was sent to Lysianne Gagnon, a regular columnist for hte Globe and Mail. The Globe has trumpeted promiscuous tolerance for turbans, kirpans, burkas and niqabs as signs of of "tolerance" of "diversity."The Globe's Marcus Gee even advanced the brilliant notion: "Even if they were not protected [kirpans by the Charter, according to the Supreme Court] it would be bad policy to start bannning or restricting things in the cause of integrating newcomers." (Globe and Mail, April 8. 2010)Yes, that makes sense -- let Third Worlders follow foreign and offensive practices so that they'll "integrate" and be like us. Umm and learn to swim by jumping into a sandbox.]
Subject: Your innability to be cognitive.
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 01:40:30 +1000
I'm travelling through your country - I live in Sydney Australia - and was reading your views this morning in the G & M Comments Section, 'When liberals were liberals', pertaining to a bill preventing women from wearing the niqab. Quite clearly, you are most incensed that, "95% of Quebeckers [have] approved the idea of banning the niqab to be worn in public places".
But why so? Well, for starters, I have to point out that "95%" of those questioned are against women wearing the niqab - and not just in "public places", I'd also suspect. And the reason why such an incredible number of people feel this way, is for the abundantly obvious reason: Because the niqab is the most blatant sign of oppression, imposed upon Muslim women, by Muslim men, who enforce the most extreme elements of Islam.
In the majority of Islamic societies - Indonesia and, all bar three countries in the Middle East - I've been to, there is no mandate for women to have to wear this hideous piece of subjugation. Yet, here I am in Canada, and I encounter a person - YOU - who now condemns the opinions of a vast majority - 95%, no less -, because you construe it as being contrary to 'liberal values'.
Quite obviously, you suffer from an ailment called 'cognitive dissonance'. Now, I'm certain that you know what it means, but if you don't, then visit a psychiatrist and he might be able to deal with your condition; without the need for medication. Tragically, people like yourself [liberals] have infiltrated media institutions and espouse irrational views upon society.
In closing, let me spell it out that, Islam is a vile and repressive religion; which for some of it's followers, is stuck in the 7th century. And the niqab the is the most glaring symbol of it. And if you are truly a 'liberal' then, you should be trying to 'liberate' people from oppression. Rather, than defending the indefensible.