A Canadian Muslim group is advocating banning burkas.
A Canadian Muslim group is calling on Ottawa to ban the wearing of the burka in public, saying the argument that the right to wear it is protected by the Charter's guarantee of freedom of religion is false.
"The burka has absolutely no place in Canada," said Farzana Hassan, of the Muslim Canadian Congress. "In Canada we recognize the equality of men and women. We want to recognize gender equality as an absolute. The burka marginalizes women."
How do you feel about this? Is this the Muslim equivalent of a self-hating group? Imagine if a Jewish group would advocate banning something not le-halachah that they feel is discriminatory to women. Or should this sort of move be supported? Or is it irrelevant and neither here nor there?