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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#81  Postby Melhael » Mar 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Well, if it's for security reasons then the same reasoning applies: everyone must remove their headgear. (You know them Muslim girls: always hiding bottles of scotch under their hijab! :P)
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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#82  Postby Ciarin » Mar 17, 2010 1:42 am

DavidNewman wrote:
Ciarin wrote:but the school headgear ban isn't about any of that, it's about a cultural tradition that says people should take off their hats indoors as a sign of respect.


As I said earlier in this topic, you may have missed it and it may not apply to your schools;
but the college I go to ban it for security reasons. Kids have been known to conceal alcohol and weapons under their hats etc.

It's not all about respect, or not anymore at least.


I didn't miss it. I'll reiterate what I said earlier about the ban being about security. I suspect the whole "you might have a weapon on your head" is a farcical argument. If they were really worried about weaponry, they'd have a metal detector.

I used to work at the airport as security, and I never needed anyone to take off their hats.
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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#83  Postby Melhael » Mar 17, 2010 7:54 am

Ciarin wrote:I used to work at the airport as security, and I never needed anyone to take off their hats.


I agree that it would be quite absurd if the real concern was security. Besides, I can't see why something that can be hidden in a hat can't be hidden in baggy trousers or under a skirt. At that rate they should as well put a ban on clothes. :grin:
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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#84  Postby Ciarin » Mar 17, 2010 8:25 am

LOL, that reminds me, one of the schools I went to banned puffy jackets for the weaponry concealment factor. They were starter jackets. So stupid.
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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#85  Postby HomerJay » Mar 17, 2010 11:22 am

Ciarin wrote:I didn't miss it. I'll reiterate what I said earlier about the ban being about security. I suspect the whole "you might have a weapon on your head" is a farcical argument. If they were really worried about weaponry, they'd have a metal detector.

I used to work at the airport as security, and I never needed anyone to take off their hats.


The kids here take ceramic glocks to school to avoid the metal detectors.

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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#86  Postby Ciarin » Mar 17, 2010 5:22 pm

You can smuggle drugs and ceramic glocks in anything, not just headgear. Shall students come to school naked?
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Re: Wearing a Hijab to class

#87  Postby Rollerlocked » Mar 17, 2010 6:04 pm

HomerJay wrote:
Ciarin wrote:I didn't miss it. I'll reiterate what I said earlier about the ban being about security. I suspect the whole "you might have a weapon on your head" is a farcical argument. If they were really worried about weaponry, they'd have a metal detector.

I used to work at the airport as security, and I never needed anyone to take off their hats.


The kids here take ceramic glocks to school to avoid the metal detectors.

I hope this is sarcasm, since there's no such thing as a ceramic Glock.
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