Understanding is the path to enlightenment:
Her message to the country, she said, is: “Don’t work on assumptions. Instead of jumping to the stereotype and attacking with words, attacking with your hands, attacking with your glares, ask. Because we’re more than happy to answer. We want you to ask.”
Fear leads to the opposite.
If niqab-wearers found that their garb created problems for them in getting jobs, shelter, goods and services, most of them would eventually see the advantages of abandoning the headgear that so annoys and alienates almost everyone around them. If niqab-wearers who hadn’t yet arrived in Canada knew the kind of opposition they’d face, many would decide not to come. The ones who did choose to come would have to arrive prepared to make changes to themselves, not to the society they’d be joining.
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