.More on the niqab:
It seems that a memo was sent a few months ago to the Montreal police force, saying in essence that, if a criminal is arrested they are to be fingerprinted and photographed for identification purposes.
If this criminal happens to be a woman wearing a niqab (although I can't help but think the chances of that happening are remote), she is to be fingerprinted and requested to unveil for the mug shots.
If she refuses to unveil, she is to be photographed wearing the niqab.
Because that doesn't defeat the "identification" aspect of all this at all.
Words fail me. I mean, really, what the fuck?