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Can We Take A "Breather" Here...??

Reader comment on item: Why Shariah Must Be Opposed

Submitted by Sheldon Tyber (United States), Aug 6, 2009 at 15:35

I agree that, to the extent that Shariah law impedes the freedom or liberty of the general public, it must be challenged.

However, the Queens Care Centre issue is strictly between its owner and its customers (there may be a separate issue between the owner and the staff). I'm sure those customers will make their views known, and may even end their business relationship with QCC. Regardless, nobody else needs to get involved (or up in arms!).

Similarly, the hijabs for female constabularies are a non-issue. Does this initiative inhibit citizens' freedom or liberty? Of course not. Will the female officers look silly? I sure as hell wouldn't want to wear one if I was a female officer. But then again, I always get a kick when I see non-Jews wearing kippahs at a synagogue. Due to their inexperience, non-Jews with kippahs never achieve that natural "look". Nonetheless, we all understand the attempt at respectful behaviour, and it's appreciated. Similarly, Muslims (including the moderate Muslims whose support we court) would appreciate this small gesture of respect. ...

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