Thinly veiled hypocrisy
Old VSX hands will know my harshly-rational opinions on those affiliated (afflicted?) with religion. Nothing to add to that here - I'll spare your well-jointed noses.
Whatever your views on religion, what's really narking me off right now is the current debate on the Muslim veil.
The "debate" as it stands is being drowned out by the illiberal rantings coming from the media and opportunist politicians, yet another excuse for thinly-veiled Islamophobia.
I tell you, its enough to make me this non-Muslim want to go for Hajj.
And that is the point. Everything is becoming more polarised.
I'm with you - it may be that someone needs to remove their veil to communicate with a deaf person. But for Jack Straw to focus all this on the veil, and not on all the other ways in which Muslim people are crapped on.... grrrrrr