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  •  I am actually NOT against banning burqas (0+ / 0-)

    or face veils, because there is no mention of them in the Q'oran. Hijab?  Wrogn to ban the head veil.  Only reason I can even consdier not opposing a face veil is  security, because there has been at elast one instance of a male suicide bomber dressing as a woman.  

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu May 20, 2010 at 12:51:01 PM PDT

    •  Come on.............. (0+ / 0-)

      That's a pretty weak argument for banning something. I'm pretty sure some guy somewhere has held up a bank wearing a clown mask should we ban clown masks to on security grounds?

      Firstly when Governments start banning pieces of clothing you're embarking on a slippery slope in my view.

      What's next banning goth clothes the next time some goth kid goes on a school rampage? Or maybe ban people wearing crosses around there necks because that ain't mentioned in the Bible.

      Secondly as mentioned in the diary you cannot claim to have freedom of speech while you are banning people from expressing there cultures. It don't work like that...

      Non Violence is fine... so long as it works. - Malcolm X

      by Dr Marcos on Thu May 20, 2010 at 07:30:51 PM PDT

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      •  FIrst of all, there is nothing (0+ / 0-)

        in the Q'oran that requires women to cover their faces. NOTHING. I've read it and researched the issue at some length. It was first practiced int he Byzantine Empire--a CHRISTIAN nation, BTW--as a show of wealth.  Burqas are cultural, not religious.

        Goth clothes. Crosses.  You obviously don't know me very well. I AM a goth--a 60 year old Goth. I live int he Deep SOuth.  I knwo very well how the press treated Goth kids. I am also WIccan. Been on the receiving end of Christian love over my pentacle, including having my car keyed over a dumb bumpersticker and being follwoed around a store that I didn't yet know was a DOminionist-owned chain because i was wearing my pentacle.

        I didn't say I backed a ban on the face veil--but I CAN udnerstand why it might be necessary.  ANd a head-to-toe covering that flows makes it dmaned easy to hide a suicide vest. NOT a weak excuse. We ahve to shed jackets and loose clothing at airports.  I can udnerstand bannign burqas for that reason ONLY.

        Oh, and schools HAVE baned both Gpoth clothes and pentacles. And lsot,

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Thu May 20, 2010 at 08:41:06 PM PDT

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