Quebec town warns “immigrants”: No burning women alive

posted at 10:33 am on January 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

And with this, the long awaited red breakfast meat graphic finally debuts.

A code of standards sent to the federal and provincial governments last week by Herouxville’s municipal council has put the town of 1,300 inhabitants, about 150 kilometres northeast of Montreal, at the centre of Quebec’s increasingly divisive debate over integrating minorities.

Among the information the municipality asks federal and provincial officials to distribute to potential immigrants:

- It is forbidden to stone women, burn them alive, throw acid on them or circumcise girls.

- Consumption of alcohol is common in Herouxville, as is dancing. “At the end of every year, we decorate a tree with balls and tinsel and some lights. This is normally called ‘Christmas decorations’ or also ‘Christmas tree.’ ”

- Boys and girls swim together in public pools.

- Veils are not welcome. “The only time you may mask or cover your face is during Halloween.”

Follow the link and scroll down for excerpts from the standards themselves; they are golden. And note the vaguely sarcastic refrain, “Don’t be surprised, this is normal for us.” Highlights:

Our Women We consider that men and women are of the same value. Having said this, we consider that a woman can drive a car, vote, sign checks, dance, decide for herself, speak her peace, dress as she sees fit respecting of course the democratic decency, walk alone in public places, study, have a job, have her own belongings and anything else that a man can do. These are our standards and our way of life.

However, we consider that killing women in public beatings, or burning them alive are not part of our standards of life…

Our Sports & Leisure For the longest time, boys and girls have played the same games and often play together. For example, if you came to my place we would send the kids to swim together in the pool. Don’t be surprised, this is normal for us. You would see men and women skiing together on the same hill at the same time. Don’t be surprised, this is normal for us. You would also see men and women playing hockey together. Don’t be surprised, this is normal for us…

You may not hide your face as to be able to identify you while you are in public. The only time you may mask or cover your face is during Halloween, this is a religious traditional custom at the end of October celebrating All Saints’ Day, where children dress up and go door to door begging for candy and treats.

All of us accept to have our picture taken and printed on our driver’s permit, health care card and passports –a result of democracy.

According to a town councillor, the e-mails they’ve received through their website are running 99% positive.

Exit question: The word “Hasidic” appears twice in the National Post’s article. Which word doesn’t appear at all?

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Oy Gevalt. They forgot to mention practicing Muslims?

Rich on January 31, 2007 at 10:45 AM

If the dhimmicrats come to power, I might have to move there.

Ellen on January 31, 2007 at 10:48 AM

This is in Quebec? Anyone want to bet the Quebecois are not cheese eating surrender monkeys like their continental cousins? I love it, but I hope they don’t cave.

Ennuipundit on January 31, 2007 at 10:50 AM

Canadian Bacon never tasted so good.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 31, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Burning women is not part of our way of life. I actually had a synaptic overload on the number of jokes that leaped to mind for that line. I need to reboot and comment on this later…it’s just too easy.

austinnelly on January 31, 2007 at 10:56 AM

Quebec town warns “immigrants”: No burning women alive

Can we just singe them a little?

ReubenJCogburn on January 31, 2007 at 10:58 AM

And with this, the long awaited red breakfast meat graphic finally debuts.

Denny’s or IHOP?

RedWinged Blackbird on January 31, 2007 at 10:59 AM

Can we just singe them a little?

ReubenJCogburn on January 31, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Only if they weigh the same as a duck.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 31, 2007 at 11:01 AM

However, we consider that killing women in public beatings, or burning them alive are not part of our standards of life…

NO?? well how on earth do you deal with the women in your life, like your six wives ? damn futuristic Canadians.

shooter on January 31, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Can we just singe them a little?

Thanks, I just shot chocolate milk through my nose! HA!

robblefarian on January 31, 2007 at 11:05 AM

How completely insensitive to the needs of immigrants. We must accept all cultures and not interfere with their own traditions and beliefs.

Sarcasm off.

Gregor on January 31, 2007 at 11:12 AM

And with this, the long awaited red breakfast meat graphic finally debuts.

What? All that sausage and no bacon?

flipflop on January 31, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Between this, and PM Harper’s crack on global warming, I don’t know what to do with myself. O’ Canada, indeed…

Kid from Brooklyn on January 31, 2007 at 11:13 AM

can we at leasts “singe” Ex Wives???

or….

Mothers in Law???

Romeo13 on January 31, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Sure, we all treat this like it’s a joke, but it’s important to have codes like this in place just in case the Hasidic Menace comes to your town and starts setting your women on fire. It’s the Jooooooooos, man!

ReubenJCogburn on January 31, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Men and Women playing HOCKEY together? The horror.

CUS on January 31, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Wow, they’re really cracking down on civil liberties north of the border. I mean what kind of freedom can one have if they can’t stone people to death, throw acid on them, or perform clitorectomie’s(sp) on pre-teen girls? How oppressive!!

thirteen28 on January 31, 2007 at 11:25 AM

And our toilets face every which way, don’t like it? Crap outside. Coming from the mideast with it’s 120 degree heat to the frigid -20 in Canada, you’ll be crappin’ frozen turds. Welcome to Canada, eh?

Tony737 on January 31, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Damn Hasidim burning their women alive!

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on January 31, 2007 at 11:32 AM

This should be a required reading for all elected officals.

dread pirate roberts on January 31, 2007 at 11:32 AM

That’s pretty hilarious…I’ve always felt humor could solve most problems, maybe it will work for the Sharia-obessed Muslim extremists.

Oh, and the sausage links on the right look delicious but what’s up with short, shriveled up ones on the right? I don’t know if I’d go near those.

JaHerer22 on January 31, 2007 at 11:38 AM

Exit question: The word “Hasidic” appears twice in the National Post’s article. Which word doesn’t appear at all?

Christian?

EFG on January 31, 2007 at 11:42 AM

You would think these things would not have to be spelled out in a civilized society. But, since many of the immigrants targeted by this literature are not coming from civilized societies….

Anyway, good for that town for setting things straight! The implied message is, “This is the way we do things. Be prepared to assimilate, or don’t come here!” Wish more westerners had the guts and brains to do that.

aero on January 31, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Paki town warns women: No gang rape without a parade…

Pakistani teenager “raped”, paraded over “honour”

A group of Pakistani men has been accused of raping a teenaged girl and forcing her to parade naked through her village because one of her relatives eloped with a young woman from the men’s family, police said on Wednesday.

Terp Mole on January 31, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Everyone loves a parade!

Alden Pyle on January 31, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Know where I’m going on vacation now!

CBarker on January 31, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Apparently someone up there has a clue.

Timber Wolf on January 31, 2007 at 12:22 PM

A code of standards sent to the federal and provincial governments last week by Herouxville’s municipal council has put the town of 1,300 inhabitants,

Well there’s the problem. Rural hicks are all ignorant, insensitive bigots.

*snort*

Radish on January 31, 2007 at 12:25 PM

answering your exit question: Muslim/Islam is not mentioned. Christianity is mentioned once, Hasidic, twice.

What I find interesting are those who are opposing this. If we were to move to Saudi Arabia or anywhere else in the mid east, for that matter, we would be required to follow their customs/laws/rules. it only makes sense for this Canadian town to outline their customs and laws. tit for tat. fair is fair, after all…

pullingmyhairout on January 31, 2007 at 12:25 PM

A beacon of hope from the north…

Viper1 on January 31, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Hey, Steyn’s from Canada. Is this, by chance, his former hometown?

aero on January 31, 2007 at 12:34 PM

I don’t think there is anything sinister about the Post article. It was just stupid for them to put the Hasidic ‘episodes’ into this article, but even a hamster would know that Quebec is dealing with too many Muslim immigrants. The Post gets it-along with these Quebecers.

WriterMom on January 31, 2007 at 12:36 PM

Incoming Muslims will only infer from this list of helpful suggestions that their new neighbors consider them violent savages who have to be preemptively warned off from casual murder.

Which is good of course. Keep them on their toes.

lauraw on January 31, 2007 at 12:37 PM

AP, you just had to use that graphic, didn’t you? LOL.

amerpundit on January 31, 2007 at 12:42 PM

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m moving to Canada!

doufree on January 31, 2007 at 1:00 PM

This is shocking to me, as, I currently live in Canada. It is so liberal here (Toronto, mind you), that last week I was teaching a class (UofT), and mentioned that Hurricane Katrina was not George Bush’s fault, as, a person cannot control a weather system, and I received more than one, loud and anxious, protest of “Of course Katrina was Bush’s fault!!!! You don’t think Katrina was Bush’s fault?!?!”

Good for this town in Quebec. Let’s see if the sentiment spreads (not to Toronto, I’m sure).

nailinmyeye on January 31, 2007 at 1:09 PM

I would hope that the city fathers of my community would have a much better grip on their own principals and when trying to communicate them to others.

sonnyspats1 on January 31, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Hmmm… watch the bad press come rollin’ in from the CBC and American news outlets in a day or two. Then the city will have to backpedal on this saying it was meant to be a joke.

ScottMcC on January 31, 2007 at 1:30 PM

Forget this noise. I’m moving out of quebec. Stoning/burning women is a right, not a privilege.

Kevin M on January 31, 2007 at 2:08 PM

They forgot to mention:

- we do not use gang rape (or parades) as an approved form of punishment
- we do not behead people merely because they are Christian, or even because they are Jewish
- bus stops are for waiting for a bus, not for blowing people up
- sticks are for hitting hockey pucks, not women

pedestrian on January 31, 2007 at 2:16 PM

tit for tat. fair is fair, after all…

Is it okay to say ‘tit’ in the same comment as ‘Islam/Muslim’ now?

tree hugging sister on January 31, 2007 at 2:20 PM

nailinmyeye

I’m in Toronto also. You teach at U of T? THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME HERE IN TORONTO. If you want, you can e-mail me…we meet for lunch about once a month. WriterMom_LGF@hotmail.com

WriterMom on January 31, 2007 at 2:26 PM

It is forbidden to stone women, burn them alive, throw acid on them or circumcise girls.

And who exactly are known to practice this? The extrimists of the unmentioned!

Rich, pullingmyhairout and a few others did mention the inclusion of Hasidic and Christian, and exclusion of Muslim. However, both inclusions relate to Montreal police practices and Christian-values, and not to focus on Hasidics/Christians, versus omitting Muslims. It’s pretty much implied in the article on whom they have in mind.

pedestrian, we can’t forget abusing children, animals, monogamy (unless someone wants more mothers-in-law).

That JaHerer finds this only humorous, is strangely funny.

I’m waiting for the other trolls to swing by in defense of multi-culti.

Entelechy on January 31, 2007 at 2:28 PM

These sewer rats MIGHT be more frightening if they weren’t so frickin’ HILLARIOUS.

WHO BELIEVES THIS SH^T?

seejanemom on January 31, 2007 at 3:05 PM

Oh…the lady (JaHerer22) with al the guns and sausage who is waiting on them to knock on her door and confront her on her doorstep before she gets all “worried and whatnot”.

seejanemom on January 31, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Paki town warns women: No gang rape without a parade…

Pakistani teenager “raped”, paraded over “honour”

A group of Pakistani men has been accused of raping a teenaged girl and forcing her to parade naked through her village because one of her relatives eloped with a young woman from the men’s family, police said on Wednesday.
Terp Mole on January 31, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Excellent Code of conduct.

Terrible link.

I sent this link to a couple people at work and one of the guys said “who am I to pass judgement on how they treat their women? It’s not like that would ever happen here.” Did I miss a TPS memo?

VikingGoneWild on January 31, 2007 at 3:26 PM

And whatever you do, don’t sell the camel meat in the same town!

- The Cat

MirCat on January 31, 2007 at 5:29 PM

No burning women alive? Just leave it to bureaucrats to take away ‘le joie de vivre’.

MaiDee on January 31, 2007 at 5:35 PM

I sent this link to a couple people at work and one of the guys said “who am I to pass judgement on how they treat their women? It’s not like that would ever happen here.” Did I miss a TPS memo?

VikingGoneWild on January 31, 2007 at 3:26 PM

Typical ‘progressive’ multi-culti come-back.

Why, just why couldn’t they stand for something truly liberal/progressive and say “that is wrong, and if it happens here it’s wrong too”?

Entelechy on January 31, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Holy crap that was awesome.

Black Adam on February 1, 2007 at 9:53 AM