Some thoughts on banning the Islamic Head-Scarf (and other Religious symbols)

I recently read an interesting article about a top EU Court advisor who suggested that banning the Islamic head-scarf may be justified if all religious symbols are banned as well.

This opens up a very interesting debate on banning not just Islamic symbols, but other religious symbols as well. It also opens up the debate on what we define a symbol as. Is the head-scarf, or hijab, really a symbol of Islam? Has it not been used before by other religions?

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Are Conservatives Too Late to Supporting Same-Sex Marriage?

Surprisingly the Tories have officially ended their opposition to gay marriages in a surprising 1036-462 vote at the Conservative convention. Canada legalized same-sex marriage 11 years ago.

Now many are criticizing the party for being too late to make such a declaration, considering that same-sex marriage has been legal for over a decade.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

I think the opposite. I think this is a great step for the party itself.

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Should Canada Restore Relations With Iran?

Canada has a history when it comes to it’s diplomatic relations with Iran. Canada had closed their embassy in Iran in 2012 and expelled all Iranian diplomats.

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Justin Trudeau G7 Mission: Not Paying Ransoms

Justin Trudeau has made it his mission to convince others from the G7 meeting to not pay the ransoms of kidnapped citizens to terrorists. Trudeau feels that by paying the ransoms, you are funding terrorism.

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Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

Canada has demonstrated this by not paying the $8 million ransom for John Ridsdel by the Fillipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. The group beheaded Ridsdel because the Canadian Government was being non-compliant.

There is a lot to discuss when we talk about citizens safety going abroad, especially since Canada was at the forefront of this not too long ago when Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was arrested in Egypt.

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Justin Trudeau’s Anniversary in Japan a Selfish Decision or a Great Example?

As soon as I heard this story, I knew someone was going to complain about it.

Recently, Justin Trudeau had announced that during his visit to Japan for the G7 summit he would be taking a day to celebrate his anniversary with his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

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Many critics have expressed concern about this decision, with many claiming that this would be a waste of taxpayers money.

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WWE Theory: What’s Going to Happen to AJ Styles?

Yes, I’m writing another WWE post. I’m sorry I’ll get back to politics soon.

Anyways a lot has happened since Extreme Rules: the qualifying matches for the Money in the Bank event have already happened, Jericho has stopped screaming, and Seth Rollins is back.

But most importantly, a lot has happened to AJ Styles (who, I will admit, I’ve never truly been a fan of). He is no longer a contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, he was knocked out of the Money in the Bank qualifiers by Kevin Owens, and he lost his best friends Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. So at this point, nobody really knows what is going to happen to AJ Styles.

WWE via Wrestling Rumors

Well, here’s what I think.

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WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Review

Let’s take a little break from politics, shall we?

WWE Extreme Rules, which aired on May 22nd 2016, had some amazing moments. The match between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles had been hyped up since the last pay-per-view. The intercontinental title became one of the most anticipated matches of the evening. People actually began to care about the Diva Women’s title, and Dean Ambrose was just being Dean Ambrose.

But let’s go through some thoughts:

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Justin Trudeau’s ‘Elbowgate Scandal’

We’ve seen many government scandals in the past few years, whether it be the Senate expense scandal or any scandal related to the Panama Papers. However the latest scandal, cleverly named ‘elbowgate’, is one of those scandals you hear about and truly wonder why so much time is dedicated to what the people in the UK political arena would call “Monday”.

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For those of you who don’t know, elbowgate refers to the actions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House on May 18th. During a vote on limiting the debate on Bill C-14, Trudeau grabbed Conservative whip Gord Brown by the arm and dragged him through a crowd of NDP MPs, who were blocking his way, in an effort to speed up his vote. He had hit NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest while doing so.

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Affordable Internet Access Should be a Human Right

One thing that separates the internet apart from real-life is the difference in hierarchical structure. Unlike real-life, the internet does not pull your race, gender or finances in order to define you. Regardless of who you are on the internet, you would not gain or lose any special privileges. This kind of social equality is partially the reason of why the internet is so great (and horrible at the same time). Users are more or less free to choose who they want to be and what they want to do on the internet. Whether it be a troll on forums or a professional viewer of cat pictures, the choices are virtually unlimited. The only limitation to using the internet, is whether one can afford to access it.

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Muslims Should Turn People In, According to Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s opinion on Muslims are always so interesting.

When Sadiq Khan became the newly elected Mayor of London, Donald Trump expressed his happiness and even offered for Khan to be the ‘exception’ to his no-Muslim rule. This, to me, came off as kind of patronizing and sounds like “if when you’ve proven you’re a nice enough Muslims you can come into the United States of America”.

Reuters/Dominic Reuter

But Donald Trump recently said in an interview with UK’s ITV that Muslims should work with the police and “turn people in”.

You know, as if all Muslim communities are like those friendly cul-de-sacs where everyone is friends with everyone and that one guy who lives in the corner house, Rasheed, is up to no good.

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