March 23, 2006

Nice try

In the discussion of the jilbab case, which has been manipulated by Islamist groups in the UK, the following comments on the BBC website were classics:
Added: Wednesday, 22 March, 2006, 22:31 GMT 22:31 UK

I feel the judgment was right. School uniforms exist for a reason, to eliminate any prejudice that might cause bullying due to what people ware.

Religious clothes should not be treated any different. its like saying i want to ware my Arsenal cap cos i believe in them.

Authur

Added: Wednesday, 22 March, 2006, 22:19 GMT 22:19 UK

My religion (Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, yes, its real look it up) requires me to wear full pirate uniform at all times, my school uniform obviously won't allow this...so...is this a breach of my human rights? Should I be in the courts?

David H, Newbury
Who has not attempted such a gambit at school to get out of some pointless chore or brutal sport?

Andrew Apostolou (jim jams prevent me from participating in inter-house rugby, sir).

Posted by Andrew Apostolou at March 23, 2006 08:54 PM
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Why is the rule of jilbab-wearin' Muslim fanatics a bad idea in England and a good thing in Iraq?

Posted by: cynicalgal at March 25, 2006 07:00 PM
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