Wednesday, December 17, 2003

the French and their "problem" 

Jacob Levy skewers Jacque Chriac and his decision to outlaw religious symbols in schools here. Sneak peak:
Tellingly, in Chirac's speech ons ecularism last week he referred to the wearing of a headscarf in schools as "a kind of assault" against France. The alleged concern for protecting Muslim girls fell away entirely; we were left with the understanding of secularism as requiring religion's invisibility, and the silly claim that any religious symbol visible to the naked eye constituted proselytization.
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