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Why Some Canadian Muslims Celebrated the Quebec Hijab Ban by Tarek Fatah (The Toronto Sun via M.E. Forum)

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Jun. 18, 2019

…”The fact is that while the Sikh turban, Jewish yarmulkes and the Catholic crucifix are definitely religious symbols, the Muslim hijab is not an Islamic requirement.

The truth is the hijab is a political symbol that until the late 1970s was unheard of in Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Somalia and Nigeria.

According to one prominent exponent of the hijab — a hero to many Quebec and Canadian hijabis and to the Islamist men who strive to manipulate them — the newly-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Somalia-born hijabi Ilhan Omar, “the hijab means power, liberation, beauty, and resistance.”

Despite the fact the English media gives space almost exclusively to Islamists who support Sharia law, many Muslim leaders and activists in Quebec have supported the new law…..”

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