According to Jonathan Kay, I am a fear mongering, xenophobic Islamophobe because I am against the wearing of the niqab in my country. He is just one of far too many “journalists” pushing an ideology that has no basis in reality.
I am, in fact, against an ethic that promotes supremacy-of Muslims over Jews and Christians and other infidels. Dhimmitude. I am against an ethic that treats women as chattel, oppressed and suppressed, with no human rights, let alone civil rights. I am against people living in my country who wear that powerful misogynistic, paternalistic symbol of that ethic when our country has worked for generations to free women from paternalistic control. I am against an ethic that refuses to tolerate, include or accommodate those with different beliefs. I am against an ethic that promotes teaching hate of others-particularly Jews.
Bederman, Diane Weber. Back to the Ethic: Reclaiming Western Values. Canada, Mantua Books, 2015. BackChannels review — https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/02/11/rediscovery-renewal-of-devotion-bedermans-back-to-the-ethic-reclaiming-western-values/ (February 11, 2016).
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