Will Stephen Harper regret remark on niqabs? - 2015-03-12
"It was a choice for me I wear the hijab, the head covering, it was a choice and one that I feel is empowering and one that I feel proud of," said Nadia Kidwai, who is active in the Winnipeg Muslim community.
"When I was at Oxford University, a lot of my friends wore the face veil [niqab] and these were Oxford graduates who were thinking, intellectual, smart women who went on to work."
She thinks Harper's comments stem from ignorance, adding she doesn't know how many women he personally knows with a niqab. It's a misconception and the assumption that these women don't have minds, she said.