Turkey questions Canada on Quebec headscarf ban

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DTT: The Turkish government questions Canada on Quebec headscarf (Hijab) ban. The hypocrisy here is astounding. Not long ago these individuals were discriminating against Muslim in Canada for wearing Hijab. Yet they have the cheek to tell Turkey to uphold human rights laws, and not discriminate against minorities, while they themselves were currently discriminating against Muslim woman for wearing Hijab.


World Bulletin / News Desk

Andrew Bennet had arrived in Turkey to discuss the expropriation of properties belonging to Christian and Jewish minorities in the country, even though Turkey is already in the process of returning such properties back to their rightful owners following the announcement of the democratization packet in October.

Canada’s ambassador of religious freedom returned home from Turkey defeated after a failed attempt to criticize the country on its human rights record.

Andrew Bennet had arrived in Turkey to discuss the expropriation of properties belonging to Christian and Jewish minorities in the country, even though Turkey is already in the process of returning such properties back to their rightful owners following the announcement of the democratization packet in October.

His concern about religious freedoms in Turkey, however, backfired, as Turkish officials immediately raised their own concerns about religious freedoms in the Canadian state of Quebec, which recently banned all open displays of religious symbols in the public sector, including headscarves.

Bennett refused to take questions on the issue, saying that his mandate did not include domestic issues and therefore he had no authority to speak on them.

 

Read the entire article here worldbulletin.net

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