Symbolic Problems


Maybe some Francophile (phone, even?) can 'splain it to me, but when a French presidential commission backs a ban on yarmulkes, crucifixes, head scarves, and other "obvious" symbols of religious belief from public buildings I gotta think the nation has gone insane.

A report from al Jazeera, of all places, notes that Sikh turbans would have to go under the proposed ban. This, of course, is simply not possible for a Sikh man to do.

I just don't get it.