Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sorry Boys, There Will Be No Wife Stoning...

...if you move to a town in Quebec, Canada.

"Don't stone women to death, burn them or circumcise them, immigrants wishing to live in the town of Herouxville in Quebec, Canada, have been told.
The rules come in a new town council declaration on culture that Muslims have branded shocking and insulting. Quebec is in the midst of a huge debate on integrating immigrant cultures.

"We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," the declaration reads. "We consider it completely outside norms to... kill women by stoning them in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc."

It points out that women are allowed to drive, vote, dance and own their own homes. The rules ban Sikh children from carrying ceremonial daggers to school, even though the Supreme Court has ruled they can.

The man behind the declaration, councillor Andre Drouin, told the National Post newspaper the rules were not racist." (source)

I'm all for making it crystal clear that Sharia Law is forbidden, but here's the thing...this town has ONE immigrant family. Maybe this was a pre-emptive law being that Canada has had it's share of problems with Islam.

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