Barbara Kay: Banning hijabs won’t halt honour killings

A good piece by Barbara Kay on the recent report by Quebec’s Status of Women Committee on honour killings and the lack of linkage to the wearing or not of religious headgear like the hijab.

If the Quebec government believes that the forced removal of a hijab will mitigate against centuries of a cultural tradition so strong that people prefer a lifetime in jail rather than tolerate what we would call normal female autonomy, they are dreaming in technicolour. Quebec’s Status of Women report treats a serious subject with the concern, objectivity, ideological neutrality and earnestness it deserves. The Quebec government has no business exploiting the good faith of its writers and the tragic deaths of innocent girls and women to further its secularist agenda.

Barbara Kay: Banning hijabs won’t halt honour killings | National Post.

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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