December 12, 2011

Canada Bans Veil from Citizenship Oath Ceremony

It's a good first move, but as Newt Gingrich recently reminded us: sometimes, they lie:

New Canadians will have to remove garments that cover their faces when undergoing an oath of citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Monday.

The minister told a news conference in Montreal that the ban includes the Islamic niqab or burqa. It takes effect immediately.

And before we get the usual "stop all Muslim immigration", let me ask you what we should do with the thousands of Muslims who fought alongside us in Iraq and Afghanistan who's families are threatened in their home countries?

Should we just hang them out to dry? Or might it not be a good idea to help them immigrate to the US, where they might be able to continue to help us?

As one Iraq vet once told me about a Muslim who he helped immigrate to the US, "He risked his life for me. What have you ever done?"

Thanks to @WilliamAmos

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:00 PM | Comments |