A most colonial strategy: Saving Muslim women, demonizing Muslim men | rabble.ca

“The stereotype of Muslim men as abusers of women and children at home, and terrorists in the world at large, justifies domestic securitization and international militarization. The characterization of the niqab as a “medieval tribal custom” demonizes the Muslim men thought to impose such a custom on women — as does the legislative representation of Muslim men as practitioners of “barbaric cultural practices” such as “honour killing,” forced marriage, and polygamy (soon to be reportable by tip-line by the non-barbaric segments of Canadian society).”

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