Ensaf Haidar: Ban The Burqa


Her husband, Raif Bawdawi, was arrested in 2012 on a charge of "insulting Islam through electronic channels" and brought to court on several charges, including apostasy. Ensaf's background as a human rights activist is sure to bring new found energy to this topic, and will likely send shockwaves across the media.

Nowhere in Islam is a woman required to cover her face. This is medievalist misogyny [sic] that treats women as animals and property of men and shamed into attire that befits slavery, not humanity.

It is for this reason that on the first day as a Canadian I have raised the issue of banning the Burqa and Niqab in Ontario as I feel Premier Ford is a man who will listen to my plea and end the war by deception being waged by Islamists against Canadian values."