HIJAB AND HIGH HEELS

HIJAB AND HIGH HEELS

By Madi Lussier
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In the western world, covered women are not something out of the ordinary anymore.  One can see them everywhere, sometimes in the least expected places such as cosmetics departments, looking for hair dye, make up or simply in a women’s garments department, admiring some very sexy lingerie.
One can see them on the beach, at festivals, you name it, perhaps on a mission given by their imam.
I might say that these covered women want to prove us, maybe a bit too hard, that they feel integrated in this society. Plus, I might deduce that our world pleases them much more than their world. Here, covered or not, a woman can walk hand in hand with her partner, a serious misconduct punishable in an Islamic country, governed by Sharia. They can sit at the same table at a restaurant and enjoy their meal together, as a civilized couple.
The debate over the wearing of the hijab, nikab or burka in our world has not ended and it is not likely to end too soon.
Opinions are divided between those who defend the Islamic clothes, considering that they do not interfere with the values of a secular society and those who are against these garments as they are perceived as segregationist and insulting to western women and their history of fight for equal rights, respect and freedoms.
Those who wear a hijab in Canada also defend the headdress as they declare that wearing it is their free decision.

BRAMPTON “HONOUR KILLING”? Sukhchain Brar charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

Brampton man charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

OPP found body of Gurpreet K. Brar in vehicle on westbound Highway 402 at 3:15 a.m.

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Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

A Brampton man has been charged in his wife’s death following a tractor-trailer fire near Sarnia on Sunday, police say.

The OPP responded to reports of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 402 near the Camlachie Rd. overpass at 3:15 a.m.

Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

On Wednesday, police arrested Sukhchain Brar, 50, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Lambton OPP Const. Chris Doupe confirmed the accused and the deceased were spouses.

Brar is due to appear in Sarnia court Thursday.

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

by Brad Salzberg, Feb 2016

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When considering the cultural history of Canada, the proclamation that “Canada has no culture” has underlined much of the general narrative. Although the idea defies over a century of English and French Canadian identity, in recent decades an absence of culture has become an unfortunate  reality.

Canada’s new generation

Two elements in particular have led to this situation— Canada’s immigration and multicultural policies. Indeed, decade upon decade of mass immigration and institutionalized multiculturalism will do that to a nation.

It wasn’t always this way. Before 1967, the year the Liberal government of Lester Pearson introduced the “points system” for evaluating potential migrants, Canada was a fully functioning English and French bi-cultural nation. Several continental European communities, including Ukrainians and Italians, rounded out our overall citizenship. In fact, previous to the points system, 98% of Canada’s migrants came from European nations.

RICHMOND, B.C.: Condo-owners insist all meetings be conducted only in Mandarin

Mandarin-only condo meetings provoke human rights complaint in Richmond

Capture_2-richmondbcdemogrA group of Richmond condo owners has filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal after allegedly being discriminated against by a new Chinese-speaking strata council.

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A group of English-speaking condo owners in Richmond say they’ve been squeezed out by other owners who insist all meetings be conducted only in Mandarin.

The dispute is being taken to the B.C. Human Rights Council, with the English owners saying they’re victims of race-based voting manipulation.

 

Here’s an excerpt from a Richmond News story by Graeme Wood:

A group of Richmond homeowners has filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal after allegedly being discriminated against by a new Chinese-speaking strata council.

Andreas Kargut, who filed the claim on behalf of several other Wellington Court strata members, told the Richmond News a group of Mandarin-speaking homeowners purposefully voted to expel non-Mandarin speaking members from council.

Since then, the new council has moved to conduct all official business, including council meetings, in Mandarin.

“Anyone they deemed who was non-Mandarin speaking, they ousted,” said Kargut.

Chinese pagoda unveiled in Saskatoon

Chinese pagoda unveiled in Saskatoon

The Zhongshan Ting Committee donated the new pagoda

CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2015 4:57 PM CT Last Updated: Dec 12, 2015 5:13 PM CT

  • The zhongshan ting was opened Saturday afternoon in Victoria Park.
  • The zhongshan ting was opened Saturday afternoon in Victoria Park. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)
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The structure hidden inside a large, mysterious-looking white tarp in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park has been revealed. On Saturday, members of the city’s Chinese community unveiled a new zhongshan ting. In the Chinese culture a zhongshan ting is a communal place of worship and fellowship. In English it’s known as a pagoda. The structure looks similar to a North American-style gazebo.   

Pakistani Islamic school Al-Huda operating in Canada

Do Al-Huda schools’ conservative teachings breed extremism?

Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino shooters, attended an Al-Huda school in Pakistan for a year

By Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News Posted: Dec 10, 2015 4:52 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015 5:06 AM ET

Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, right, died in a shootout with police hours after an attack on a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wed. Dec. 2, 2015.

Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, right, died in a shootout with police hours after an attack on a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wed. Dec. 2, 2015. (US Customs and Border Protection/Reuters)

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A popular network of Islamic religious schools for women, which espouses a conservative ideology, is facing questions about its teachings after revelations that Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino shooters, and at least four other women who attempted to join ISIS studied there.Media placeholder

The school’s founder, Pakistan-born Farhat Hashmi who lived in Canada for several years, has denied any links to extremist groups. She said in a statement on her website following the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., that the schools preach non-violence and promote only a peaceful message of Islam.

“No organization can be held responsible for personal acts of any of its students,” Hashmi’s statement reads, adding a truly devout Muslim “will never involve (themselves) in violent acts.”

But critics of these teachings warn immersion in a conservative religious community can make people more susceptible to radicalization for a number of reasons.