How do Muslim communities deal with Canada’s Charter values?
The key thing here is to take some of the issues raised by debates about the niqab in the current election (and debates earlier) but to reframe them in a more useful and less polarizing way. The topic is electric and needs to be addressed. Can or should Canadians and Canadian governments accommodate patriarchal cultural practices? It is worth turning this on its head and asking how Muslims themselves accommodate the sometimes differing and contradictory ideas about gender equality in their communities?show less