And so it begins in England, Female Constables have been issues headscarves to wear when entering a house of worship. The intent is to get along with Muslims. The attempt to get along seems to be a one way street and not a road that should be travelled. Story
The covering of heads is a sexist issue. The purpose is modesty. Women’s hair drives men so nuts that they can’t control themselves sexually. If this is the case, then should the problem be covered up or addressed in the men whom can’t control themselves? French President Nicolas Sarkosy recently said this about the Burka being worn in his country, "The issue of the burka is not a religious issue, it is a question of freedom and of women's dignity. . . . The burka is not a religious sign; it is a sign of the subjugation, of the submission of women. I want to say solemnly that it will not be welcome on our territory."
I know, we are pointing the fingers at Muslim’s. Not true. This time it’s for Muslims, but head coverings are a part of the Old Testament and in fact apply to all three religions. The only difference is in the cherry picking each current leaders choose. The Phelps clan “ladies” wear head scarves. I wonder if they call them Hijabs? I certainly would because it raise the ire of those whom know my intent. Much like when people tell me about how wonderful their religion is. I often say, “That’s fantastic.” What I mean is to call their belief system fantasy yet they will feel good about it when I walk away. Back to it, Amish, Nuns with the Habit, Orthodox Russians, etc.
So at what point does this courtesy end? In an emergency chasing a suspect should she stop, put it on before stepping foot in the Mosque? Will a woman not being allowed in there with authority be next? Not allowed to address the spiritual leader but must have a male officer there to speak? This is the subjugation of women to make the Muslims happy. It’s reinforcing a belief system who’s time has come and gone.
Countries should not be changing to appease any group. Denmark has learned this lesson. France is showing signs of having learned that lesson. The Netherlands is standing up to Muslims. The Czechs are weary of the Roma people. If you appease these people in baby steps, you divide the country and the culture. If you live in the US, you know that our grandparents spoke English and assimilated. Now we don’t socially require English and rather than having pockets of groups, we have segments of society that don’t ever learn to speak Englsih. We see honor killings. I’m suggesting that it’s appeasement like this will do nothing to bring the culture together, rather it’s the beginning of building a wall within a culture.
Ignorance and hate under the guise of religion is no less ignorant or hateful.