September 01, 2004

What I don't know 'bout Frogs could fill a large pond

I was jes' over at Ozguru's readin' a post that he had composed with regard to the current rash of kidnappin's and his belief that the Muslim world needs to vocally disassociate itself from the militant zealots that do their evil under the guise of workin' for the benefit of the Islamic religion. In his comment to his own story,* he pointed to the most recent revelations that have come to pass in the French situation where the hostages are bein' held so as to force France to back down from its no Muslim headdress rule in state schools stance. While I have no love for the surrender monkeys, I can see some rationality for the rule. However, what I don't know is this: Is there a rule forbiddin' the wearin' of yarmulkes in state schools, as well? If not, then I would have to stand along side of the French Muslims, necessarily not inclusive of any hostage holdin' terrorists, on this issue.

[UPDATE: It seems that if one takes the time to read the actual stories one links, one gets the answers to one's own questions! DOH!

Forbidden items will include Muslim headscarf, Jewish skullcap and large Christian crucifixes - {emphasis supplied}
I suppose that places the cap back firmly 'pon the can of worms.]

*I would likely have jes' used an update.

Posted by Tiger at September 1, 2004 10:53 AM

I understand the rationale for a dress code that addresses religious clothing, but at the same time, I feel like an individual's choice of wearing apparel, including whatever religious garb he or she chooses in moderation, is not a problem unless it creates an unnecessary disruption in class. I am basically an agnostic, so all this hoopla over yarmulkes, crosses, and headscarves are rather silly to me; however, individual rights are not.

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie at September 1, 2004 03:30 PM