posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Neocrusader
Are you still permitted to wear the hijab in England ?
If so you should the cross too
This is the ridiculousness of society and religion, the laws are nothing but a competition based on personal preferences by those who set the laws.
If one religious item is banned, they should ban them all.
But tell me, why is the cross a higher priority than a hijab? Your comment somewhat makes the approach that one is "better?".
A hijab is not necessarily a religious piece of clothing either, it's a head garment, and many women wear them even if not tied to a religion. I
think you are generalising on muslims.
Cross = symbolism of jesus, some people can be offended by it
Swastika = symbolism of the neo-nazi movement, some people can be offended by it
Upside-down cross = symbolism of satan and/or the antichrist, some people can be offended by it
Yet people are more willing to attack things such as head garments and the appearance of ones haircut in the workplace than the (questionably)
offensive ones above;
Hijab = piece of clothing, doesn't affect anyone, in fact they can look quite cool
Haircut = Everyone has one, doesn't affect anyone (except for the narrowminded and boring average-joe clones)
In my opinion, all forms of symbolic jewellery should be removed and/or hidden from sight in the workplace, religious or not.