Remember the Calgary bus crash that killed young Kathelynn Occena? Remember how Ezra Levant, in an Op-Ed piece so unhinged that the Calgary Sun pulled it from their website, blamed this accident on the fact that the bus-driver's eyes were covered by her hijab?
Well, charges have been laid today. The bus-driver's name? Louise Rogers! How Islamic is that!
But wait! Ezra's original argument was just filled with nuance! The woman didn't really have to be Muslim, and her head scarf didn't really have to be a hijab, and didn't even have to be impairing her vision, for this unfortunate accident to have been the fault of Muslims:
What matters is that a school bus driver was allowed to operate while wearing a hood.
Clearly, that is an unacceptable risk -- and something that should be banned by common sense.
Ten years ago, to say that head scarves on bus drivers should be prohibited would have been uncontroversial.
But to say so today is to be called Islamophobic -- even if the bus driver in question was not a Muslim.
So there you have it: another poison fruit of multiculturalism and accommodation! You can't even criticize non-Muslim women for wearing scarves anymore!
(By the way, I've read Ezra's latest on the pathetic non-event in Ottawa the other day so you don't have to. The boy sure can rave on. But the shorter version is that, yeah, we lost, and blind people suck.)
h/t to Holly.