Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has lashed out at the Conservative government for its stance against allowing women to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies.

In an interview Wednesday with Evan Solomon on the SiriusXM show Everything is Political, Nenshi — the first Muslim elected mayor of a major city in Canada — called politicizing of the niqab issue "dangerous."

"This is unbelievably dangerous stuff, it's not fun anymore," he said during the interview.

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