Amid growing concerns about assimilation, The Canadian province of Quebec may set limits to the use of Muslim veils in order to get aid:
Legislation unveiled by the provincial Liberal government on Wednesday would refuse education, day care and nonemergency healthcare to women wearing full face veils. The law would also apply to those working in the public sector.
Premier Jean Charest said the predominantly French-speaking province of 7.5 million people had to strike a balance between respecting the rights of individuals while ensuring Quebec remained open and welcoming.
"We are clearly indicating limits that cannot be breached: respecting equality between men and women (and) the religious neutrality of the state ... and interacting with the state with an uncovered face," he said.
The legislation would affect women wearing the niqab -- a face veil with an eye opening -- as well as the burqa, a full veil with a slit for the eyes. The bill said people dealing with the provincial government needed to have uncovered faces for reasons of security and identification.
If, you recall Razi Hashmi, the local director of CAIR in Oklahoma said Muslims shouldn't necessarily assilimate (at the 1.49 min. mark) in an interview with one of their local liberal partners, Dr. Bruce Prescott.
Did I mention there's not one verse in the Quran that states a woman should cover her hair, much less her face?