One expects a Jew to support Israel and a Muslim to oppose it. One expects the former to oppose the burqa and the latter to support it.
Such generalizations hold usually, but not always. Religion and ethnicity can be less important than one's own thinking, especially along liberal-conservative lines. This weblog entry tracks exceptions as I note them:
- Rubin vs. Ajami: Andrew N. Rubin tore into Fouad Ajami's Dream Palace of the Arabs in the Nation magazine in 1998, finding it too soft on Israel.
- Mendelsohn Aviv vs. Hassan: Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director of the Equality Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, just came out in favor of burqa wearing in Canada, which Farzana Hassan, former president of the Muslim Canadian Congress opposed as a "crime-enabling garb."
Comment: People have ideas of their own, are not entirely predictable. (July 24, 2012)