- I wonder what the groups opinions are about
this controversial 'Headscarf' law which
has just been passed in France.
Personally I approve since the law seems to
promote equality rather than segregation.
But I certainly would not want to get
killed over it by some religious fanatic.
- On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:01:39 -0000, "Dan Roper" <dicoll@...> wrote:
>I wonder what the groups opinions are aboutFrance is officially a secular state. They suffered tremendous fights and
>this controversial 'Headscarf' law which
>has just been passed in France.
>Personally I approve since the law seems to
>promote equality rather than segregation.
>But I certainly would not want to get
>killed over it by some religious fanatic.
bloodlettings about disagreements based on religion in their history where
thousands of people were slaughtered. So, they have first hand experience
in what harm religion can do to a country and its people. I suppose nobody
wants to get killed by some religious fanatic, but there is no escaping
religious fanaticism anyway (see Iraq, Russia, and 9/11). By giving in to
demands from certain religious groups one only raises expectations by those
fanatics that they can eventually rule the country.
In my opinion, the ban to wear religious garb or emblems in public places
is the correct thing to do (see the example of Kamal Ataturk in Turkey's
history). I wish we could have a similar law right here in all of North
H. E. (Ernie) Schreiber
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