In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
The Bill 21, which passed recently in Quebec’s legislation, prohibits people in positions of public authority from wearing religious symbols while at work. It would prevent a teacher, police officer or judge from wearing a hijab or turban, for example.
Provincial legislators say it ensures religious neutrality and secularism in the public service. Others claim it creates a second-class citizenship, and “state-sanctioned discrimination”. One politician said “Our position is clear: it’s not up to politicians to tell people what to wear or not to wear,”
Although some of these statements are considerable, and the Bill 21 can be legally challenged, as unconstitutional, but the whole idea of the Bill is based on fallacy and disinformation.
Let me explain.