Monday, September 10, 2007

Captain's Quarters: Canada Gives Muslims A Pass On Visual Identification For Elections

re: "More accurately, Elections Canada -- the agency that oversees elections in our neighbor to the north -- has granted an exception for Muslim women to show their faces at polling stations for identification. The action by the agency defies the nation's Parliament, which specifically required facial identification for voters... [snip]... One might assume Muslim women rejoiced at the decision by EC to grant them special status. However, as it turns out, Muslims never asked for the exemption, and they don't want it..."...

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