09-15-2010, 10:07 AM
But what of a headscarf that doesn't obscure the face at all? There was a girl who went to my middle school who wore one of those, and she was by no means being suppressed by anyone; her parents were nice people, and let her pick what she wanted to do.
Religious clothing is a touchy subject. I do agree that items like burqas shouldn't be allowed, or things that completely obscure the face, but some lesser headware and things like cross necklaces or rings should certainly be allowed. I think that, in their efforts to be "neutral", a lot of those governments are actually just overpowering the rights of the people. They can reasonably demand that people don't obscure their faces, but banning other, fairly harmless shows of religion just seems to be a bit much to me.