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Multiculturalism and religious freedom trumped safety concerns in a Canadian Supreme Court decision on Thursday that will allow orthodox Sikh students to carry traditional daggers to school.
In its decision, the court noted that Sikh orthodoxy requires the wearing of the daggers, known as kirpans, even though they are banned from airplanes and some courtrooms.
Charron said aircraft were unique environments, but schools had the ability to better control different situations.
His kirpan is about 20 cm (8 inches) long, with the blade roughly half that length, but kirpans can be longer.
In the United States, a federal appeals court allowed kirpans in California, but the U.S. Supreme Court has not decreed a national policy.
This shouldn't be allowed at all. Next they will want to wear robes into a school that has uniforms or wear a two foot high turban with jewels hanging off it. Just using their power to undermine our culture and it seems that liberals are anxious to let them do it too.
thats great because some dude in some sikh religion book says its ok now they can bring an 8 INCH BLADE to school... if someone passed you by the hallway and you noticed an 8 INCH BLADE on his belt would you not feel threatened at all? what about the school kids who DONT know about this sikc fad? what about the bullys who constantly ridicule and target minors? this truly a downgrade for the board of education.