Sikh compromise

Small crosses are OK in France. Large crosses are not. Well, the same principle does not apply to turbans. Young Sikh men are in trouble with authorities in state schools, even after they removed their colorful turbans and wore less prominent under-turbans. Meanwhile, young Muslim women continue to cause trouble, refusing to remove their veils. This is, of course, an ongoing story that still has drawn little attention in the U.S. France is trying to replace tolerance with secularism, creating a glimpse into the next generation of culture wars in Europe.

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.


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