Dear Hon. Marlene Jennings,
Thank you for your time to reply but your letter did not address the issues about the burka being a symbol of Islamist domination, so I have forwarded a very small selection of articles, videos and quotes (copied below)
“Every time a serious question is raised on the freedom of religion in our country, the Supreme Court rules … it is a fundamental right for all Canadians” — The Hon. Marlene Jennings, PC, MP
Female Genital Mutilation is compulsory under Islamic Law (Sharia) but Canadian values have triumphed over “freedom of religion” to ensure this demeaning religious act is illegal in our country.
Religious freedom is specifically enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms..— The Hon. Marlene Jennings, PC, MP
The burka is not required under Shaira law and therefore the wearing of it need not be enshrined in the Canadian Charter.
“…our courts have also clearly established that, when the well-being of a child is endangered by religious practices …” — The Hon. Marlene Jennings, PC, MP
Under the burka no one knows if it’s a woman or child and no one can see their suffering. The burka enslaves and isolates.
Islamists are working hard to achieve domination of women, children, apostates, non-Muslims and homosexuals. In almost every mosque around the world, Muslims pray daily for the destruction of non-Muslim (Christian, Jews, Infidel and Kafir).
We must be able to distinguish between those who live in Canada as friends, and those who are here to dominate. It’s not about a piece of cloth, it’s about Islamism, an *ideology* which leaves misery in it’s wake. Today, there are 56 intolerant and oppressive Islamic States.
Canadian Copts, marched publicly with a clear message against the Muslim Egyptian government which has allowed their Christian community to be the target of Islamist torment and terror. In support of Copts, please condemn Islamist Supremacy in Egypt and beyond. Please commit to our Canadian values and oppose the demands and symbols of Islamists.
Ban the Burka.
Court rules in favour of Egypt niqab BAN
Burqa-clad bank robbers stage French post office hold-up
Imam backs Burqa BAN
Hassen Chalghoumi, whose mosque stands in a northern Paris suburb where many Muslims live, said women who wanted to cover their faces should move to Saudi Arabia … “The burqa is a prison for women, a tool of sexist domination and Islamist indoctrination,” said Chalghoumi.
Man with ‘burqa’ wife has no place in France: French PM
Germany mulls burqa BAN
“‘The burqa is a full-body prison that deeply threatens human rights,’ she told the Frankfurter Rundschau daily. ‘It would be an important signal for Germany to ban the burqa.’
Veil Teacher link to 7/7 bomber
The Muslim teacher suspended for refusing to work without her veil is connected to a hardline mosque where the ringleader of the July 7 bombers worshipped, it has emerged.
France Denies Citizenship To Man Who Forced Wife To Wear Veil
“…by preventing the spouse from going around with her face unveiled, the man deprived her of freedom of movement and violated “the principles of secularism and equality…”
“England is a cesspit. England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims.”
“Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. … that is suicidal.”
“Muslim lawyers group threatens to “burn alive” anyone who defends murdered 12-year-old Christian”
Christian teacher ‘forced out’ after complaining Muslim pupils praised 9/11 hijackers ‘as heroes’
Silence of Muslims in the West – Pilar Rahola
As Muslim women suffer, feminists avert their gaze
Subjugation of women and girls
Saudi Arabia: 10-year-old child bride turned over to 80-year-old husband
1 million Pakistani women abused during pregnancy
Violence Against Women: Lebanon; 90% Victim Of Abuse
40 % of Turkish Women Abused, Beaten
Egypt: 97% of Married Women Undergo Genital Mutilation
Women are not free to choose their
“Ban the Burqa – and the Niqab Too. The practice of covering the face derives from tribal customs that build on Islamic law, not the law itself. Nothing in Islam requires turning females into shapeless, faceless zombies; good sense calls for modesty itself to be modest. The time has come everywhere to ban from public places these hideous, unhealthy, socially divisive, terrorist-enabling, and criminal-friendly garments.” — Dr. Daniel Pipes
“[I am] in favour of the burka not existing in my country” …fight the “gangrene, the cancer of radical Islam which completely distorts the message of Islam.” — Fadela Amara,
“Rather than assimilate into European society, many European Muslims are insisting that Europe change. The battle over the veil embodies all of this.” — Mona Charen
”The veil in Muslim lands is imposed upon women whose religious training and opportunities for scholarship and ritual authority is practically nonexistent. The veil is no more freely chosen than is their religion, which neither women nor men are allowed to leave without risking exile or death.” — Dr. Phyllis Chesler
”The veil … cannot be treated as an expression of religious freedom, or even as the implementation of a religious duty. It is neither. Not only is the veil not mandated in the Koran, but it is clearly an instrument of submission for women.” — Emanuele Ottolenghi
“It’s even better to deny the Islamist problem as it saves the most of your energy. But it will be at the maximum of your expenses over time.”
“…too many uninformed individuals who like to view themselves as open minded – ‘progressives’. They seem to somehow claim superiority on compassion, on peace, on open-mindedness and on appreciation of other cultures… They restrict themselves to self-criticism and make politically-correct excuses for Islamism. Regrettably, they show their indisputable acceptance of ‘others’ at the expense of the public’s responsibility to learn the truth about Islam’s detrimental tenets.” — Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-born certified psychiatrist
“The challenge ahead is clear: Muslims must emulate their fellow monotheists by modernizing their religion with regard to slavery, interest and much else. No more fighting jihad to impose Muslim rule. No more endorsement of suicide terrorism. No more second-class citizenship for non-Muslims. No more death penalty for adultery or “honor” killings of women. No more death sentences for blasphemy or apostasy.” – Dr. Daniel Pipes
“Remember how bin Laden apparently escaped from Afghanistan after Tora-Bora by wearing a burqa? No one questioned or searched a 6’6″ tall “woman” in a country where they didn’t want to offend muslims.”
“Hey! Feminists of America yoo-hoo! Anybody there??? THESE WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO AROUND IN PUBLIC WITH A F-CKING FACE.”
“If a veiled woman doesn’t get hired, can she use the “race” card and sue? If a veiled womand gets hired but later fired, can she use the “race” card and sue?
“Are those permitting this veil in public thinking about public safety, or about not having to deal with a problem that will require them to offend somebody?”
“ In Israel I have yet to see a woman in full veil – I live near Yaffo ”
“Stop worrying about hurting others feelings if they want to behead you. If a large group of people advocated the violent overthrow of the host nation, why should that group be protected?”
“Islamism is like Nazism and Communism but with diplomatic immunity.”
“Islam, the world’s only religion which is also a totalitarian ideology and a giant enemy of liberty.”
“Allowing ANY wear of the burqa outside the confines of the wearer’s home will only aid suicide bombers. History shows that crowded markets are favourite targets for these criminals, not “public services”. A ban must be all or nothing if the interests of the public are to be well-served.”
“Islamic women in the west will tell you that their subjugation is their ‘liberation’ – though the Muslim women from the Islamic world often tell a completely different story – they call their repression – repression. I wonder should we be confused as to whom to believe. The Muslim women in the west protected by western laws – which guard the rights of women as an individual – or the Muslim women from the Islamic world where there are no such rights – where a woman is the property of the male members of the household – to do with what they like – and where sometimes they are even granted a little freedom. Muslim women in the west only recently adopted the stricter Islamic dress of the Middle East – so called for their – identity – but Muslim women in the Islamic world are under huge pressure to conform – and likely will end up in prison, beaten severely, or dead if they don’t wear the same clothes – Muslim women in the west say ‘liberates’ them. There is something wrong with this picture. What it looks like is that while their Muslim sisters fight for liberation in the Islamic world/Middle East – the western Muslim woman has the luxury of fantasy.”
“One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.” – 1974, former Algerian President Houari Boumedienne in a speech at the UN
“But it’s harder to maintain the “Live free or die!” spirit when you’re facing not an immediate crisis but just a slow, remorseless, incremental, unceasing ratchet effect.” –Mark Steyn
Hajj 2009 http://www.hajinformation.com/
Muslims on the Left, everyone chant “… America is the ENEMY of Islam!..”
Muslims on the right, everyone chant “… Israel is the ENEMY of Islam!…”
Muslim Women who support Female Genital Mutilation
Muslim Women are not suitable witnesses in the Court of Law
Islamic wife beating
Schoolgirls attacked with acid in Afghanistan
Muslim Uncle Burns 11 yr. old Niece For Wearing Lipstick
Islamic Practices That Demean Women & Abuse Girls
Muslims don’t beat woman they put them in jail and rape them
Hamas MP Fathi Hammad: We Used Women and Children as Human Shields
Wafa – “Women in Islam”
Veiled Women recruited to be Soldiers of Jihad
“In an open and democratic society like Canada, individuals are free to make their own decisions regarding their personal apparel and to adhere to their own customs or traditions of their faith and/or beliefs,” — Justice Minister Rob Nicholson
Many Muslim Women are controlled by Islamists