Saturday, October 14, 2006

Britain Today

Right now in Britain it feels like the inmates are running the asylum.

A Christian British Airways employee is suspended for wearing a cross. Muslims and Sikhs are permitted to wear headscarves and turbans. She had just been on diversity training.

Non-Muslim pupils wanting to attend a new school in Leicester will be required to wear the headscarf as "part of the uniform". It is an Islamic school but under government regulations they have to accept a percentage of pupils from other faiths. What gets me about this is the repeated attempt to make it look like the headscarf is a mere item of uniform like a tie or shirt. I wonder if Muslims would be so accepting of a Christian school that required Muslim pupils attending to wear a cross as "part of the uniform"?

1 comment:

FrauBudgie said...

I've been interested in your take on this. Thanks.