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oldmanpeacenik Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 04:45 PM
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18. Great news
Maybe they're only doing this to take a slap at the French, but still. Good to see that we still have religious freedom in this country. I only wish France would do the same.

Incidentally, I've just spoken with a Sikh man who lives down the road from me a ways. He says that kirpans can't be brought on airplanes. I recall a few years ago reading that a Sikh boy was permitted to wear his kirpan in school provided that he demonstrated to the school staff that it was not sharpened and was permanently attached to the sheath. My understanding is that the kirpan is usually not sharp anyway and is more symbolic than anything else. Seems like a reasonable compromise to me--even if the kid never intended to hurt anyone with it, it could still do damage in the wrong hands if someone knocked him down and took it from him.
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  -BBC: US opposes Oklahoma headscarf ban Crisco  Mar-31-04 05:08 AM   #0 
  - Yep,this has been going on for a while down here  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 05:18 AM   #1 
  - Glad to see religious freedom  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-31-04 05:56 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, pretty scary  Muddleoftheroad   Mar-31-04 05:57 AM   #3 
  - Weren't you against France's new law  sushi   Mar-31-04 09:18 AM   #8 
  - I have no problem with religious freedom  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 06:21 AM   #4 
     - I wonder if a Sikh...  varun   Mar-31-04 06:31 AM   #5 
     - That's a good question  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 06:38 AM   #6 
     - Turban yes, knife no  Muddleoftheroad   Mar-31-04 06:40 AM   #7 
     - Sikhs are normally allowed to carry their knives  mobuto   Mar-31-04 09:26 AM   #12 
        - if they ever were, I doubt they are allowed post 9/11  nodehopper   Mar-31-04 04:45 PM   #17 
     - Never heard about carrying a small knife  sushi   Mar-31-04 09:20 AM   #9 
     - A baseball cap is not religious  mad_as_hell   Mar-31-04 09:23 AM   #11 
        - I know it isn't religious  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 03:52 PM   #14 
  - There's an enormous difference  mobuto   Mar-31-04 09:23 AM   #10 
  - To clarify  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 04:05 PM   #15 
     - Different part of the 1st amendment applies  oldmanpeacenik   Mar-31-04 04:49 PM   #19 
        - I could see that  GTRMAN   Mar-31-04 04:59 PM   #20 
  - Boy, Ann Thrax Coulter's head is going to explode over that one.  JCCyC   Mar-31-04 09:26 AM   #13 
  - Good. Oklahoma is being bigoted.  Zynx   Mar-31-04 04:27 PM   #16 
  - Great news  oldmanpeacenik   Mar-31-04 04:45 PM   #18 

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