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Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province
TLV Faces ^ | 9/2/2013

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 charter’s initiative.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; banned; canadianantisemitism; garments; jewish; province; quebec; quebecantisemitism; quebecvsjews; symbols

1 posted on 09/04/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

French ani-Semitism?! I’m shocked. SHOCKED!


2 posted on 09/04/2013 6:09:45 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: markomalley

So this means no woman will be able to wear any kind of head dress or garment to indicate her religion?


3 posted on 09/04/2013 6:10:02 AM PDT by Josa
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To: markomalley
Goathumper 'outrage' in     3 .. 2 .. 1 ...

Over/under on cars burning by the weekend ?

4 posted on 09/04/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Josa
This is what happens when a civilization no longer has an identity.

I don't think you could get a unified answer the the question(s):

What is an;

American
Egyptian,
Russian

etc.

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.

5 posted on 09/04/2013 6:14:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley
Misleading title and keywords - not just Jews are impacted and this is anti-religous, not antisemitic

"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?

6 posted on 09/04/2013 6:17:51 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: markomalley

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?


7 posted on 09/04/2013 6:18:35 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: markomalley

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.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 6:19:00 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Thane_Banquo

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.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 6:25:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Thane_Banquo

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


10 posted on 09/04/2013 6:28:59 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Neah. This is pretty even-handed for Frogs.
It is forbidding everything - no crosses, no turbans for Sikhs, no skullcaps for Jews.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 6:30:00 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: markomalley
I realize Quebec isn't the USA; but it is becoming clear that today "freedom of religion" means "freedom from religion".
12 posted on 09/04/2013 6:32:37 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Thane_Banquo
will not be allowed to wear any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban.

"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.

13 posted on 09/04/2013 6:37:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: markomalley
These are the same people who make it law that all signs give preferential positioning to French and at least equal space for French in all product labeling. The rest of Canada, 99% English and/or some sort of Asian dialect speaking, is forced to go along with this idiocy. And the picture below is an allegorical representation of the Quebec Independence Movement.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: MadIsh32

“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.)


15 posted on 09/04/2013 7:00:12 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: markomalley
Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province

When does Quebec officially change their name to "Vichy"?

16 posted on 09/04/2013 7:00:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KrisKrinkle

hahaha. that made me laugh


17 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:12 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Thane_Banquo

“French ani-Semitism?! I’m shocked. SHOCKED!”


As they banned ALL religious items it would seem only the usual and tiresome, just waiting to be offended crowd, would single out Jews as the once again oppressed.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 7:18:22 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: PissAndVinegar
Misleading title and keywords - not just Jews are impacted and this is anti-religous, not antisemitic

It's a Jewish website so I'm sure their readership cares not so much if crosses and turbans are banned.

19 posted on 09/04/2013 7:19:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Sans-Culotte
I realize Quebec isn't the USA

i don't think quebec is really canada either. i think it a parallel universe as seen by rift in the time-space continuum

20 posted on 09/04/2013 7:24:07 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: laconic
"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.",

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This charter bans "all religious symbols" not just Jewish. The title was extraordinarly misleading.

21 posted on 09/04/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: markomalley
Imagine no religion
I wonder if you can...

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.”

22 posted on 09/04/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: markomalley

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.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: markomalley

Nice misleading headline.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: MadIsh32

>>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.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 8:04:51 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: laconic

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.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: markomalley

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.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 1:01:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: markomalley

To preserve”French values” the Guru suggests a pin shaped like a weasel waving a white flag.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:01 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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