You can’t make this stuff up

Because what’s more fun than some old fashioned racism shrouded in pro-woman rhetoric?

Immigrants wishing to live in the small Canadian town of Herouxville, Quebec, must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them, according to an extraordinary set of rules released by the local council.
The declaration, published on the town’s Web site, has deepened tensions in the predominantly French-speaking province over how tolerant Quebecers should be toward the customs and traditions of immigrants.
“We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here,” said the declaration, which makes clear women are allowed to drive, vote, dance, write checks, dress how they want, work and own property.
“Therefore we consider it completely outside these norms to … kill women by stoning them in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc.”

Well how lovely. I wonder if the council has rules about locally-born men not beating their wives after a night at the bar? Somehow I doubt it.
Salam Elmenyawi, president of the Muslim Council of Montreal, said of the declaration, “I was shocked and insulted to see these kinds of false stereotypes and ignorance about Islam and our religion … in a public document written by people in authority who discriminate openly.”
It’s amazing to me that people are still using the bullshit excuse of protecting women to justify blatant racism.

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