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Submitted by Sidda (United States), Mar 26, 2006 at 21:36

Aussie, the reason for banning the headscarf is that, in many cases, it is being used by the Islamists not as a personal matter of faith, but to further their agenda.

For instance, in France young girls who came from families that were moderate in the Muslim beliefs did not wish to wear the headscarves. They were being attacked and harassed by the fundamentalists. It was becoming very disruptive and created a hostile learning environment in the schools. The French government decided to ban ALL outward religious symbols--Sikh turbans, Jewish skullcaps, large Christian crosses AND headscarves.

There was no discrimination in this decision whatsoever, and the fundamentalists only have themselves to blame as they are totalitarians who wish to impose their beliefs on others instead of allowing it to be a matter of personal choice. Keep in mind that before this, there were never any problems with Sikhs and their turbans, Jews with their skullcaps, or Christian children wearing their crosses.

And that is the whole of the problem right now. We all know individual Muslims who are nice people. But Islam itself, if practiced devoutly, is a totalitarian system, with rules for every aspect of life no matter how trivial. Some Muslims take a more relaxed approach to it and view it as a matter of personal choice. But there are those who, if they ever achieve any power either through violent means or through the democratic system, will impose Sharia Law. That is why it is important not to give into Muslim demands in the name of "tolerance" or "diversity." If they ever manage to come to power, all "tolerance and diversity" will be out the window and you will live under their laws. The peaceful, moderate Muslims will not be any match for the Islamists so don't depend on them to save you if it ever comes to that. Just make sure it DOESN'T come to that in the first place. In that way you will ensure freedom of choice for all.

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