Governments intervene against the religious wishes of Jehovah's Witness families to give blood transfusions to save the lives of their kin. The Quebec government wants to intervene to deny health care to women whose religious wish is to wear the niqab.
What is even more interesting is the fact that it is estimated by the writer that only 25 women wear the niqab in La Belle which makes the law even more la stupid.
The writer also points out that "In Saudi Arabia, Iran and parts of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, police or vigilante militias crack down on women not wearing the niqab or the burqa. In Quebec, authorities want to crack down on women who do."
Mr. Siddiqui also makes the salient point that "It was not a pretty sight to see Charest, a Liberal, competing for headlines with Ann Coulter, the Muslim-baiting neo-con from America."
By the way the cross will remain on Mont Royal. Of course it will.