Skip to comments.Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province
Posted on 09/04/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT by markomalley
The Quebec province in Canada has adopted a new Charter of Quebec Values, prohibiting skullcaps and other religious garments to be worn during public service. According to the charter, employees in the public service system -including doctors, nurses, teachers, and government officials will not be allowed to wear any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban.
According to Ynet, leaders in the Jewish community, including Lawyer and Political advisor Eric Maldoff who lead the delegation and Jewish Federation president David Cape, met with Bernard Dranville, the Canadian minister responsible for the charter, to express their opposition and outrage at the initiative.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, leader of the separatist party, is in favor of the initiative according to a report in the National Post, and believes it will help to preserve the French language and Quebec values.
In order to be put into effect, the Charter of Quebec Values will have to pass legislation and a vote during the upcoming elections this fall. Many are also waiting to see as to the stance of the federal Canadian government on the charters initiative.
French ani-Semitism?! I’m shocked. SHOCKED!
So this means no woman will be able to wear any kind of head dress or garment to indicate her religion?
Over/under on cars burning by the weekend ?
I don't think you could get a unified answer the the question(s):
What is an;
Political correctness and all mannr of MEism has taken over the planet
Satan is truly marching strong and furious
It shouldn't be too much longer.
"any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban."
Or are Jews wearing crosses and turbans now?
I really can’t object, as long as the ordinance also outlaws all other such items from all other religions. This would include Christian, Muslim, Global Warmist, and Atheism. I wonder if it does?
How does Judaism (or the public expressions of it) pose a “threat to Quebec nationality”? It is a religion, not a competing national identity. The crazies are taking over.
Actually this probably fits into the overall culture of militant secularism that was initiated under Pierre Trudeau.
When he first came on the scene in Quebec he went after the Catholic Church and Catholic schools with a vengeance.
Will likely continue ticking it’s way through various denominations until they come to the Muslims and a few bureaucrats lose their heads.
It is incredible the power of headlines and how little people on FR read the actual article.
The headline just as easily could have said “Quebec to ban Muslim symbols of the hijab and burqa” (which would have been an accurate statement) and FR would celebrate.
Because the headline indicates Jewish symbols we get ignorant comments such as yours
Neah. This is pretty even-handed for Frogs.
It is forbidding everything - no crosses, no turbans for Sikhs, no skullcaps for Jews.
"Non-discrimination". The only way to ban burqas is to ban EVERY form of religious garb.
Except the burqas will stay (lest there be riots), while the other religions will still need to comply.
“It is incredible the power of headlines and how little people on FR read the actual article.”
Little people? Do they read the actual article any differently than big people?
(Kidding aside, I agree with you.)
When does Quebec officially change their name to "Vichy"?
hahaha. that made me laugh
“French ani-Semitism?! Im shocked. SHOCKED!”
It's a Jewish website so I'm sure their readership cares not so much if crosses and turbans are banned.
i don't think quebec is really canada either. i think it a parallel universe as seen by rift in the time-space continuum
This charter bans "all religious symbols" not just Jewish. The title was extraordinarly misleading.
And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.
He answered, I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.
Big religious tattoos are exempt
coz you can`t “wear” a tattoo.
Catholics don`t “wear” ashes on their foreheads.
You can shave your head in the form of a cross, Star of David, etc. cos you can`t “wear” your hair.
Are Hot Cross buns allowed?
Soon they will ban “angry” because you look “cross”.
You could put gold crosses in your teeth cos you don`t “wear” your teeth.
Nice misleading headline.
>>It is incredible the power of headlines and how little people on FR read the actual article.<<
That’s where the term ‘low information voters’ comes from. They’re in too much of a hurry to read the article and learn the whole story.
I think that it is the same Judaism that was “a threat to German identity” in the 1930s and to the Soviet State for decades.
The really perverse thing is that all over the world - including, astonishingly, the USA - people have accepted the idea of “religious freedom” to mean the government’s banning of its expression, practice or discussion.
To preserve”French values” the Guru suggests a pin shaped like a weasel waving a white flag.