Shave the State


In a freakish twist on the Taliban's beard mandate, the French education minister says beards fall under the mulled ban of displays of religious affiliation at state-run institutions.

Only slightly less bizarre is the claim advanced by Sikh activists that Sikh turbans are not, in fact, a manifestation of religious affiliation and thus should not be subject to the ban. The Socialists—the Socialists mind you—call it all a farce.

Please, make it stop.