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.
CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her
Morning rave, or boring rave? Scaachi Koul investigates
By Audrey Davis
February 03, 2016
First of all, the title is grossly misleading the readers as Koul doesn’t make an investigation, but only shares a personal rant about an event she chose to attend.
Her rant goes on for about 8 minutes and, in spite of trying to be funny, her true colours pierce the thin layer of failed jocular approach and leave the listener wondering if taxpayers fund CBC for such trash shows.
I am not judging her professed dislike of white people as everyone is entitled to show and support ethnic solidarity.
What is disgusting about her rant is her general tone that projects not only a sense of ethnic superiority, but also a rather disturbing mindset: she really feels unsafe in the middle of a group of white people, but, curiously, she chooses to live in Canada instead of actually moving to her parents’ country of origin for a few months at least. You know, to recharge her batteries.
Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada
by Brad Salzberg, Feb 2016
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.
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.
Hijacking Our History: Henry S. Yu And The Attack On Anglo-Canadian Identity
by Brad Salzberg, Dec 2015
Dr. Yu, professor of history at University of British Columbia, believes Kitsilano is “too white.”
Kitsilano, a middle class neighbourhood in Vancouver B.C., Canada, has a problem. Not a problem for its community leaders or residents, but rather for a local university professor by the name of Henry S. Yu.