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Daily News Analysis

Harper’s agenda: fearmongering, hate and Islamophobia

Crescent International

Muharram 05, 14372015-10-18

Is Canada a racist society? Stephen Harper has tried level best to present his largely white supporters, made of up rednecks, as "Old Stock Canadians" in an attempt to appeal to their base instincts and dismiss other Canadians. By end of tomorrow, people will find out which vision of Canada will win: that of the racists and bigots or of decent people that have over the years welcomed newcomers in their midst...

News & Analysis

Harper’s crusade against lone niqabi woman

Khadijah Ali

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14362015-04-01

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken on a single niqabi woman to launch his crusade against Muslims. With the economy under his watch tanking, he has resorted to fear-mongering but not all Canadians are buying his hate-filled message.

Letters To The Editor


Salima Khawaja

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

Canada’s Supreme Court led by its energetic Chief Justice Beverley MacLachlin has shown it will not bow to racists and bigots but stand up for the rights of all people.


Canada’s ruling on niqab

Zafar Bangash

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

Given the widespread environment of Islamophobia in the west, the ruling by Canada’s Supreme Court to allow niqab in courts while women testify is a landmark decision with far-reaching implications.

News & Analysis

Canada’s Supreme Court rejects niqab ban

Khadijah Ali

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

Much to the chagrin of the Islamophobes and their fellow travellers from among the lunatic fringe of Muslims, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the call to ban the niqab in courts when Muslim women testify. The majority opinion written by the honourable Chief Justice, Beverley McLaghlin laid out a four-step approach for judges to consider about the niqab use in courts.


Westerners’ obsession with niqab


Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Politicians in the West love to play wedge politics. Picking on the weakest members of society is their favourite ploy but the recent hysteria about niqab — the full facial and body covering, except an opening for the eyes, worn by some Muslim women — is quite out of proportion with what is perceived as a “threat” to Western freedoms and liberties...

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