Lilli Marleen

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Dienstag, Dezember 23, 2003
Headscarf ban reactions
Somehow I'm happy the French did the first step in this. After their ban of headscarfs from school, I posted about it some time ago the international reactions spread wide.
Of course one of the louder comments comes from Iran.
I was on a meeting with german MP Dr. Lale Akgün, as we can see by her name, she was born turkish and is now a german citizen and MP. She also explains that, as I wrote before, in Germany the muslim women never wore headscarfs if not for praying. Instead of some muslim who say that every muslim woman is obliged to have her head and breast covered, she explains this is bullshit and she gets backup by many muslim professors and people. She also explains that one of the main rules of being a muslim is to not stick out from the others, but with the headscarf just the opposite is done, in Germany and other non-muslim countries you do stick out. I found this POV really interesting and she talked about things I've never heard about.
But now, the Iran asks France to take the decision back. Bad idea. Was it also the happenings in after-Shah Iran that lead to a higher grade or radicalization in the muslim world.
What really surprizes me is the US reaction.
Does this John Hanford not get that a headscarf ban has nothing to do with religious freedom? I mean, we don't speak about the whole world, we don't speak about refusals to have muslim women go in a taxi or underground, all we talk about is the Ban of religious signs on schools. Nowhere else. Just schools.
In one of the comments to an earlier posts it was stated that also political signs will be forbidden then, too.
Okay! On German schools we're already forbidden to wear political signs at all and I thought it were that way in most schools.
As I say - we're just talking about schooldays and not the whole life or whatever. We're talking about letting young women choose what they want and not indoctrinate them until they can't find a way out.