Friday, April 16, 2004

Headscarves bad, 

Headscarves by a different name, good. The French headscarf ban never made sense to me, and now it is looking even more absurd.

For those keeping score at home, the headscarf pictured here is bad, while the bandanna in the BBC article above is okay.

Now, the headscarf issue is a much more complex matter in the Muslim world than I initially thought, and I won't get into it now. Maybe some other time. But it still seems like a bad idea to ban something that a religious minority believes--rightly or wrongly--that their religion requires them to wear. It just screams of an antogonistic "why can't you be like the rest of us" attitude on the part of the French.
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