Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What's In The Water In Quebec?

Do you believe this crap?

Politician wants ban on religious clothing

"'We're going to have to stand up and prohibit the wearing of all religious clothing in public places,' said Bourgault, who served as MP in Argenteuil-Papineau in southwestern Quebec between 1984 and 1993."

This, she swears, is all in the cause of "equality." Levelling the playing field, so to speak. Getting rid of the differences between men and women. She nails the niqab as an example of religious clothing that should be banned.

But she wants to ban all religious clothing. She says. Doesn't she? In the interests of "equality" and all that.

Let's see how she copes with having to tell all the Hasidim that they have to lose the tzitzit, and the various styles of black hats, and women might even have to stop wearing theit sheitels. Even kippahs will be taboo.

Buddhist monks will have to stop wearing their robes.

Muslims and Sikhs will have to stop wearing their turbans.

Oh. Yeah. In the interest of equality and all that, let us not forget the Catholics. In Quebec.

I'm not making this up.


Anonymous Neil McKenty said...

Here from my perch in Montreal I agree that abolishing all religious symbols from the public square just won't fly. In addtion to the ones you have listed, what about crosses, roman collars and nuns' garb where they still wear it. Remove the Crucifix in the National Assembly? Not a chance.

Monday, October 01, 2007 1:59:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

I had already pointed to the priests' collar in the last example (Catholics). I should have included the nuns, too. Oops.

But I deliberately left out crucifixes because I, at least, classify them as jewelry rather than clothing. And for the most part, jewelry can be hidden by the clothing. Likewise pentacles, kirpans, and other symbolic accessories. But you make a good point, because when I think about it a little more, the karas (steel bracelets) worn by baptised Sikhs fall under this category, and they are almost impossible to hide. They are also impossible to remove, which would pose an interesting question: what do you do about something when you can do nothing?

Friday, October 05, 2007 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Well, of course, this is aimed only at non-Christian religions.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger boreal said...

Hi Chim, It's not de l'eau du Quebec, rather the longlasting lanolin in the Purlaine, put there by the Pope, purportedly pour les pauvres, purposely.
Xenophobia has deep roots in La Belle P. and cadging Rove's playbook is equally popular amongst Pequistes and Calgary Center Copycats.

Commiserations, boreal

Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:33:00 PM  

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