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Anti-Muslim Rant On Montreal Bus Suggests Religious Tensions Flaring (VIDEO)

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Religious tension in Quebec seems to have boiled over in this video captured on a Montreal city bus.

The exclusive clip, obtained by Huffington Post Quebec, was taken Aug. 28. In it, a male passenger angrily tells a woman in a hijab to go back to her own country.

According to the person who took the video, the altercation lasted between five and 10 minutes.

“The conversation started when the lady entered the bus,” the video author, who wished to remain anonymous, told HuffPost Quebec. “The man told her to remove her headscarf or return to her country.”

The woman doesn’t suffer the insult lightly, telling the man to shut up, adding, “You’re a coward.”

Quebec premier Pauline Marois was mentioned by name on a couple of occasions — with the man shouting, “This is our home! With Marois, we’re going to take off your hat.”

The hat is a reference to the hijab — among several religious symbols the Marois’ Parti Quebecois is looking to ban from the civil service with its proposed ‘charter of Quebec values’.

A poll published this week suggests that were an election held today, the PQ would be defeated by the federalist Quebec Liberal Party.

However, a provincial election is not expected until next spring.

Opinion polls suggest Quebecers care mostly about the economy, the cost of living and the environment. But the values charter, unveiled earlier this month, has brought the thorny issue of religious symbolism into the spotlight. The PQ is looking to prohibit all visible religious signs in the civil service, including hospitals, kindergarten and schools. The issue has polarized the Quebec population, dividing immigrants, anglophones and francophones alike.

Anti-Muslim Rant On Montreal Bus Suggests Religious Tensions Flaring (VIDEO)

 

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24 Comments »

  1. The lady should have ignored the idiot look at everyone else nobody seems to care about what he is saying.

  2. i would have soooooo gotten into it with this guy……

  3. If he’s not of the First Nations, f#$% him.

  4. She seemed to do fine all on her own, more power to her. I going to assume that’s why others didn’t step up, I hope.

  5. he needs to start first by going to where his freaking ancestors came from :P just sayn

  6. That happen to me when i was living in my country. Ignorant people will be always ignorant!

  7. i love it when people tell me to go back to my country… im an American and converted to Islam :) lol, enough said

  8. “removing the crucifix would be going too far”? Well if you’re banning religious symbols in public places you damn well better take it down, and no more wearing crucifixes around the neck, especially if you’re going to tell Jewish men they can’t wear the yamaka, and the hijabi to take of her headscarf. And tell the nuns to remove their habits, and the Catholic priests to remove their vestments, because churches are public places too. Come on people, let’s get a little perspective here and realize how ridiculous this is (talking of course to the Canadian government, specifically Quebec).

  9. I just cant…some people.

  10. I hear than Canadian-Indians expect to be in for “special treatment” around the Toronto area.

  11. The law in Canada is aimed at Muslims.You are still a Christian without a cross.Hijab is an obligation in Islam.They know that most Muslims work in day cares and they don’t want kids to b familiar with hijab.Jews don’t need their jobs they hv their businesses they don’t care about gvnmt jobs

  12. What if USA is the country ;)

  13. Gotta love what it doesn’t ban: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/5-things-quebec-s-values-charter-would-do-and-5-it-wouldn-t-1.1699316

    Even though their own site says they think government should be neutral when it comes to religion. I guess christianity isn’t a religion? XD

  14. Oh, Lord — not the CANADIANS, too – !?!

  15. when i was in victoria, bc a young white man told me to go back to barcelona or where ever the hell i was form…i am cree first nations and told him that with a smile. funny how ignorance just has a way of revealing itself so blatantly huh?

  16. Where did this idiot’s ancestors come from? Unless he is of Native American descent, he should shut up! This kind of comment is so typical of racists, “Go back to where you came from”, totally ignoring the fact that person it is aimed at has a s much right to be there as they have.

  17. Gretchen Anthony Hampton beach representing :)

  18. Poor deluded man. He still thinks that Muslims were responsible for 9/11 even though there’s evidence everywhere that proves they didn’t do it.

  19. Removing the crucifix is a “step too far”? If you are going to remove visible religious symbols, then they must all go, including that one – a symbol of torture and barbaric execution. This law seems to target only some people, violating their rights to practice the faith of their choice. Will Quebec also decide what religion they should be? Someone needs to tell this racist twit, that Canada is now her country too – and that we are all immigrants here.

  20. This is nothing, people have told me that I am an embarrassment and have denied to get service from me at work because i’m a “terrorist”. Disgusting.

  21. People tell me to go back to my country. I am like, and which country is that?? I was born and raised in the USA; I am an American citizen.

  22. It’s just a flippin’ piece of cloth. He needs to get over it.

  23. my Response to him would be go back to your country… or become a Native Indian! Lol… seriously people have nothing better to do these days!!!

  24. I would’ve thrown the filthy, stinkin muzzmutt out the window.

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