Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Canuck Conundrum

The Beeb report (as do Reuters in rather more detail and interest) that new rules contained in a Canadian town council declaration on culture placed on it's website have been branded shocking and insulting by Muslims.

An extract explains:

"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.

OK, I think they have a point this time. Hardly a welcome. if you think you couldn't make this faux pas, test yourself here.

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