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Should Islamic headscarves be banned in schools?

That is the question the French grappled with recently. Given their usual preference towards Muslims (or at least against US involvement in Iraq) I was very surprised to read this article.

    “The French parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on Islamic headscarves and all other overt religious symbols from state schools. The bill was carried by a massive majority of 494 votes to 36. Polls suggest most French people support the ban but it has outraged some Muslims and other religious communities. President Jacques Chirac has said the ban is necessary to preserve the national principle of secularity.”

So the question is - Is it right to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs in schools? Or will such a move alienate, rather than integrate, communities such as Muslims?

Read the full response at Blogcritics.

Written February 11th, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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Should Islamic headscarves be banned in schools?

That is the question the French grappled with recently. Given their usual preference towards Muslims (or at least against US involvement in Iraq) I was very surprised to read this article.

    “The French parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on Islamic headscarves and all other overt religious symbols from state schools. The bill was carried by a massive majority of 494 votes to 36. Polls suggest most French people support the ban but it has outraged some Muslims and other religious communities. President Jacques Chirac has said the ban is necessary to preserve the national principle of secularity.”

So the question is - Is it right to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs in schools? Or will such a move alienate, rather than integrate, communities such as Muslims?

Read the full response at Blogcritics.

Written February 11th, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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