Tasha Kheiriddin on the niqab controversy: important

October 9, 2015

Columnist Tasha Kheiriddin has offered a credible explanation for Stephen Harper’s resurrection of the niqab controversy in response to Rosie Barton’s question in the middle of an interview on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Kheiriddin insists it wasn’t a mistake. Harper clearly intended to revive the issue.

She refers to an incident in India on September 28th where a group of Hindus beat a Muslim farmer to death for eating beef, leading to protests and further deaths. The Hindu/Muslim flareup has reverberated throughout the worldwide Hindu community.

Harper’s micro-analysis has evidently identified a substantial population of Hindus in tightly-contested ridings in the Toronto area.

According to this logic, the anti-Muslim rhetoric is for them.

Kheiriddin’s unique view of this is certainly worth a read.

http://ipolitics.ca/2015/10/08/the-niqab-is-dog-whistle-ethnic-politics-but-maybe-not-the-kind-you-think/

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