The federal government will appeal a court ruling allowing a Muslim woman to wear a niqab while taking the oath of citizenship because it is “offensive” to shield your face at the moment you are being sworn in, the prime minister said Thursday.
Zunera Ishaq, the Toronto woman who challenged the government’s policy forbidding the wearing of facial coverings during the swearing-in part of citizenship ceremonies, said Thursday she was upset by the prime minister’s remarks but vowed to continue fighting through the court process.
“I’m not frustrated,” she said. “I’m determined.”
(That is a great precedent! Muslims insult me with all their scripture, history and demands. Now we can ban them! Wait, what’s that you say? It doesn’t work that way?)
(First, you remove their culture, then you replace it with the one you want. Right on schedule.)
Three Ottawa men who are facing terrorism charges will remain behind bars for the time being.
Twin brothers Ashton and Carlos Larmond along with Suliman Mohamed made brief video appearances at the Elgin Street Courthouse Thursday afternoon.
Islamic State (IS) militants have launched an attack on a town in Iraq’s Anbar province, close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.
The militants attacked the town of al-Baghdadi, 5km (three miles) from the Ain al-Asad base, where the US forces are training Iraqi troops.
Heavy fighting was reported around the town, west of Anbar’s capital, Ramadi.
The US is spearheading an air campaign against the militants, who seized large parts of Iraq and Syria last year.
The US military says its aircraft carried out several strikes on IS positions in Iraq on Thursday, mostly concentrated around the Iraqi towns of Mosul and Kirkuk.
Thank you Grace, M., ML., Yucki, Richard and many more. Thank you for your vigilance. SUN TV is gone but there are options. For the moment, we will perhaps have to be more aggressive about sending links around and speaking with all we can. But hopefully another broadcast media will appear that will offer some diversity of opinion in Canada which is now basically stuck with our version of Pravda except its only funny when they are trying not to be.