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News flash, Mr. Harper: Muslim women can be strong. Stop speaking for us.

Do you remember the 1990 Gulf War? I do. I am Muslim, and have never worn a hijab (headscarf)— but at the time, in an act of solidarity, I opted to briefly wear one after I heard a...

Harper's rhetoric fuels racist and xenophobic expression

Xenophobia and racism are flourishing in Canada, under the influence of Stephen Harper’s rigid stance on Muslim women's headscarves. Stephen Harper has told us that wearing the niqab, a scarf that...
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Twitter users ridicule Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper provoked a flurry of social media responses when he stated in the House of Commons yesterday that the niqab (a face veil used by some Muslim women) was "anti-women." The...