Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

Quebec passes controversial face veil ban | News | Al Jazeera – The law forces citizens to uncover their faces in order to receive or give public services in the French-speaking province.

It applies to provincial and municipal employees – including doctors, nurses, teachers and daycare workers – and public transit workers.

Shaheen Ashraf, a board member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women based in Montreal, said she was “disturbed and unsettled and upset” that the legislation was passed.

Muslim women in Quebec “are feeling targeted” by the law, which is the latest in a series of attempts by the provincial government to “raise the issue of Muslim women’s attire”, Ashraf told Al Jazeera.

“The message they’re sending to those women is that you stay home and don’t come out of your house because they are choosing to cover their faces and they cannot board a bus or use any public transportation or receive any services,” she added.

Source: // Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

Emanzipatorische Antifa Wuppertal

Antiautoritäre, Solidarisch, Antifaschistisch

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons

organizing resistance at the intersection of mass incarceration and the environment

British prisons: a personal account

“ I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there." Charles Bukowski

Shiraz Socialist

Because there have to be some lefties with a social life

Melbourne Antifascists

Touch One, Touch All


An anarchist news blotter following events in Oceania & South East Asia

Maruti Suzuki Workers Union

Inquilab Zindabad! Mazdoor Ekta Zindabad!

In Moscow's Shadows

Analysis and Assessment of Russian Crime and Security


Gomeroi. This is MY truth.

Secular Pakistan

No Talibanisation, 'Honour' Killings, Blasphemy Vendetta

Transform Society

A site that educates & inspires souls


Mariam Zohra D

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

Letters shared with Sonni Quick

Free Haifa

Reading, Writing and Freedom Arithmetics

A Black Writer in Berlin

The official blog of Phil Lewis, award-winning novelist, essayist, poet, critic, artist and composer

join the revolution of the mind


Thoughts, Random Senses