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Glad I made you laugh, now think!

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Submitted by J Sheff (United States), Sep 2, 2009 at 21:20

Dear Sara,

When the French wish to ban Muslim head coverings in classrooms, is it because they are afraid that some Muslim student will steal anonymously from the teacher?

I would not be against a bank, or an airline requiring, during the security check-in, that anything which prevented the identification of the customer be removed temporarily, with respect for the modesty of the wearer.

What I am against is a kulturkampf waged against any group; and unnecessary restrictions on anyone's freedom in the name of security, religion, modesty or whatever. That way leads to the kind of repressive society that, I assume, we are both abhor.

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