Among those who turned up during the first week of public hearings on the PQ's proposed secularism charter — three members of the same family who appeared somewhat puzzled by Muslim customs on their travels abroad — and who appear worried about those customs coming to Quebec.
"Praying on all fours on little carpets, what is that?" Geneviève Caron told the hearings this past week, as she told of a visit to a mosque in Morocco, which she says she was "marked by".
A little later on, the video shows Claude Pineault — also appearing before the hearings as a private citizen — telling of two masked pickpockets he came across in Morocco. "Who was under those disguises, women? Men? I don't know. All I know is that it's unthinkable to allow people to walk around like that in Quebec — on the streets, in public places, anywhere."
Later on, he told of hearing of a call to prayer at a mosque in Istanbul, which he called "disturbing", and in the next breath, he told of how he doesn't feel as safe as he once did in the streets of Montreal, with all the street gangs.
He adds some opportunistic politicians "are ready to have us go back a thousand years or more with religious wars."
"I'm not at all racist," he concludes.