Tarek Fatah weighs in, for the reformist-Muslim community (y'know, the much-talked-about-in-the-Big-Media "moderate Muslims" who usually remain faceless (oops- a pun!), because we, interestingly, rarely hear from them, as if most are terrified to speak out, or, alternatively, there just aren't very many "moderates" to be speaking out at all:
"It's quite appropriate, isn't it?" he said. "[Feminists] are willing to allow Muslim women to suffer that and then take the self-righteous attitude that we allow them choice.
"I think they should start wearing it and then figure out how does a woman make a choice to imprison herself. Who makes that choice? That person needs to see a doctor then."
In October, the congress publicly called on Canada to ban the wearing of masks, niqabs and burkas in all "public dealings."
"Not only is the wearing of a face mask a security hazard and has led to a number of bank heists in Canada and overseas, the burka or niqab are political symbols of Saudi-inspired Islamic extremism," reads the congress's statement.