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I'm not a parent yet, but when that day arrives and my kid is old enough to comprehend it, I dearly hope this book will have been translated into my language. Is there anything a regular person can do, to help speed up that process ?

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:47:00 UTC | #882311

Go to: France bans the veil

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I don't like the idea of a government enforced dress code any more than a religious enforced one. As long as you're considerate in what you wear (a swimsuit is fine at the beach, but less so when riding a school bus), and accept that some places (restaurants, cinemas, workplaces, etc.) have a dresscode, you should be allowed to wear anything you choose. Be it a batman costume or a burka.

However, how many muslim women, do actually freely, willingly choose to wear a veil? I honestly don't know, but I would venture a guess, that it's an infinitely small fraction, of the total count. Thus a ban could be the quickest way to partly 'liberate' the majority of cloth-wrapped muslim women who would rather just wear normal clothes, and could therefore be morally justifiable. "The lesser of two evils" so to speak. Or it could have the effect Eric Blair predicts, which, of course, would be much worse.

I don't know. Religious freedom should be a free choice, it should come from being shown the evidence and how it was produced. Not forced down people's throats through legislation.

P.S. Are there any secular countries that have introduced such a ban yet?

Updated: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:50:51 UTC | #488852

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