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CanadaFariha Naqvi-Mohamed: Why was niqab-wearing woman left at a bus stop?

00:00  14 june  2019
00:00  14 june  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Fariha Naqvi - Mohamed : Why was niqab - wearing woman left at a bus stop ? https Does this person wearing a ninja costume probably scared the poor bus driver maybe suspected a holdup hence the nonstop.

A woman called Umm Khallad came to the Prophet(peace and blessings upon him) while she was veiled. He came to where I had stopped and saw the black shape of a person sleeping. I wear a jersey fabric niqab and it works wonderfully. Lastly, you have to fold your hijab over your forehead in

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A Montreal bus driver failed to pick up a woman last week, allegedly because of the way the woman looked. Sounds ridiculous, right? We have laws against discrimination.

The woman who was left standing at the bus stop, Zineb Benrochd, was wearing a niqab (face covering). When Benrochd caught up with the bus driver at du Collège métro station, she asked why she had not picked her up. Benrochd had happened to be the only person waiting at that stop. It was broad daylight on a quiet street, and there had been nothing to obstruct the driver’s view. The bus driver responded that she had not seen her. The exchange with the driver was recorded on video and shared by Benrochd on social media.

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This footage shows a woman ranting at a couple in a supermarket because she thinks wearing niqab is disgusting and should be banned.

Re-read the previous paragraph but replace “wearing a niqab,” with “a black woman,” “a Jewish woman,” or your grandmother. What sort of emotions and reaction does that elicit?

According to a report by CityNews Montreal, Benrochd says she made eye contact with the bus driver before she drove off, so therefore did not believe the driver’s explanation.

After Benrochd shared the video of the incident, this situation escalated when the STM driver in question, along with some of her colleagues, began repeatedly calling and messaging Benrochd on Facebook messenger, even after she had asked them to stop; Benrochd saw those efforts to contact her as harassment.

While bus drivers have been known to overlook passengers, this incident appears to have everything to do with this woman’s face veil. Benrochd said that a quick search of the STM driver’s Facebook page revealed disturbing white supremacist and Islamophobic posts. These no longer appear.

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"Since wearing niqab I have encountered even more of these people." Last week a pregnant woman in Montreal fell to the ground when two teenagers tried to rip her hijab from her head. The National Council of Canadian Muslims, a civil rights group that tracks anti-Muslim incidents, has called

The STM now says it is investigating the incident. It will be important to see how this situation is handled and, if the STM does not buy the driver’s explanation, whether there is any resulting punitive action.

In the meantime, the online comments for this story on any news network that has aired it have been nothing short of vile and disgusting.

As I have said many times before, I am all for a woman’s right to wear what she chooses. I am entirely against a woman being told what to wear or what not to wear by anyone else. It’s her own business, and when it comes to religious attire, a matter for her own conscience.

But whether you or I agree or disagree with a woman’s decision to wear a niqab is a moot point.

The issue is not what Benrochd chose to wear, it’s that a public servant who is employed to pick up and drop off public-transit passengers did not do her job properly. Citizens have the right to be picked up when waiting at a designated spot. These are public services paid in part by their taxes. That’s it, that’s all. That right was violated, in what allegedly was a discriminatory manner, and the issue was compounded by how certain people responded online.

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What is it like to wear a niqab for a day? Radhika Sanghani finds out for Telegraph Wonder Women , as I am a British Indian so when I was dressed in the niqab , I looked like a typical Muslim woman . They all assumed I wanted to be left totally alone, without the usual public interactions you can expect

This shocking video shows the moment a 16-year-old girl wearing a hijab was struck in the head in an unprovoked attack on an east London street. Mother-of-two Joni Clark is another Muslim woman who has spoken to the BBC about her experience of discrimination.

We need to stop justifying or even tolerating hate and discrimination of any kind. Point final. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

While the idea that a niqab-wearing woman in Montreal could be left at a bus stop disgusts me, it seems entirely plausible, particularly in the current political climate here. Quebec Premier François Legault and his Coalition Avenir Québec have been acting in a divisive and discriminatory fashion, not least with their Bill 21, which has had the effect of emboldening bigots. The rise in incidents that accompanies discussions of placing restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols” is well established. This appears to be one more such case.

Quebec as we know it is changing.

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed is the founder and editor in chief of CanadianMomEh.com, a lifestyle blog.

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