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Harper right to defend niqab ban
by Farzana Hassan
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is right to appeal federal court Justice Keith M. Boswell's ruling which struck down the government's policy banning the niqab when taking the oath of citizenship.
The judge apparently accepted the obscurantist view that the ban somehow limits a Muslim woman's ability to practise her faith freely.
In reality, even many niqabi women accept that a face covering is not a requirement of Islam.
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