Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Broadening the Ban on Veils in France
Why the alarm? A French court recently reversed a lower court decision that banned a woman from coming to work with a head scarf. Now French President, Francois Hollande wants a new law to extend restrictions on what Muslim women wear in the private sector. Both the New York Times and the Huffington Post have stories about these attempts to further restrict headscarves and veils.
Are these really attempts to ensure secularism, as many French argue? Or, are they attempts to further restrict a particular religion they fear?
By George Coe - April 02, 2013
The Tibetan Book of the Dead is probably one of most well-known Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West. It describes the stages of death from...