David Menzies is stepping in to guest host tonight, but Ezra Levant will be back tomorrow!
Hijabs are very much in the news these days.
And the mainstream media narrative would seem to be that hijabs are good! Hijabs are empowering. They're a fashionable proclamation of one’s adherence to a particular religion. But most of all, these headscarves are downright sacred. Any criticism of the hijab is nothing short of Islamophobia.
Last month Air Canada employees were attacked in the media for requiring the 12-year-old Fatima Abdelrahman remove her headscarf on the basis that she did not wear one in her passport photo. Later, Fatima said she was “humiliated” when she was escorted by a female employee to a private area to temporarily uncover her hair to confirm her identity.
Don’t you wish you got that kind of personal concierge treatment at the airport?
I’ve been doing a ton of flying lately, folks, and I can tell you with absolute authority that anyone who is donning a baseball cap or a Tilley hat or any other chapeau is told to take it off. Every single time. No exceptions.
Surely there’s a reasonable expectation that one’s “rights” must be curtailed somewhat while going through airport security.
It’s all about trying to ensure that planes aren’t hijacked or used as weapons of mass destruction.
Tomorrow, we will be observing the 18th anniversary of 9/11.
How sad that whatever lessons we supposedly learned on that dark day back in 2001 already seem to have been sacrificed upon the altar of political correctness. Which is to say, if you have a problem with the hijab, even for security reasons, you are automatically labelled a bigot and an Islamophobe.
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