Napoleon’s Cartoon – Roberge and Yousafzai

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge, after meeting Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai — who at age 15 was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for defending girls’ rights to education — said in a tweet that if she wanted to teach in Quebec, it would be an honour, but like in other “open and tolerant countries, teachers can’t wear religious symbols while they exercise their functions.” Quebec’s controversial Bill 21 goes against the type of headscarf Yousafzai wears and the freedoms she works to defend.

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reneehoude

I am wondering if only a certain type of hijab is unlawful. How about congolese women headress being traditional not religious, would these be accepted? To wear a hijab is criminal...kind of autocratic, how about just a rule, not a law? Laws that remove rights are dangerous...what about the future regarding rights.

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