Banning of the Islamic Veil

This article addresses an increasingly sensitive subject about the repression of religious symbols, more specifically, of the Islamic head-to-toe veils. Many countries in Europe such as Germany, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands have called for various bans on the veil, but there is still debate over the legality of inhibiting one religion over another.

I believe the banning of the Islamic veil is akin to the banning of the Christian cross. It is unfair to impede the expression of one religion over another. It is not necessary to outright ban these religious symbols, but it can be compromised with the freedom of adorning them on the streets and in private settings, but an impediment of displaying them in public buildings. However, similar to Denmark, schools, businesses, and other organizations should be allowed the liberty of enforcing their own specific restrictions.

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