Monday, August 29, 2005

Hijab Ban in Schools??!!!!

Headline grabbing politicians Sophie Panopoulos and Bronwyn Bishop have jumped on the scaremongering bandwagon and said that Islamic girls attending public schools should be prevented from wearing headscarves. (See The Age articles here and here). It was good to see John Howard's response against this suggestion here.

Surely the clothes that Moslem women wear have nothing to do with terrorism. This sort of attitude and just plays into the hands of bigoted and narrow minded people who are scared of anything different. As Orthodox Jews who also wear distinctive clothing we should be wary of such political ploys and the politicians who advocate them.