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We got those blue flashing lights above posts in real bad neighborhoods that are supposed to be where the camer is. Sometimes while driving by such so called monitored zones I can see kids dealing right there in the corner. They know even if the camera was running that the police will not show up because they know how the police in Baltimore works and operates. Right now there are a lot of people calling for the chief of police to get fired but election politics are around the corner so expect a lot of steam but as usual no real results.
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Muslims’ Veils Test Limits of Britain’s Tolerance

This just in - there are no limits to Britain's tolerance.
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The Islamic veil across Europe

The Islamic veil across Europe
Countries across the continent have wrestled with an issue that takes in religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions and even fears of terrorism.
FRANCE


A ban on Muslim headscarves and other "conspicuous" religious symbols at state schools was introduced in 2004.

The measure received overwhelming political and public support in a country where the separation of state and religion is enshrined in law.

However, headscarves can be worn in Muslim schools, and at university level, where the law on religious signs does not apply.

TURKEY

For the past 80 years Turks have lived in a secular state founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who rejected headscarves as backward-looking in his campaign to secularise Turkish society.

Even so, it is estimated that as many as 65% of Turkish women cover their heads with a scarf.

Nonetheless, scarves are banned in civic spaces, including schools, universities - state or private - and official buildings.

In November 2005 the European Court of Human Rights ruled the ban was legitimate.

BRITAIN


There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK.

However, schools are allowed to forge their own dress code.

The courts were forced to rule when a schoolgirl complained that her school sent her home for wearing a jilbab, which covers the entire body, except for hands, feet, face, and head.

The courts said the school made sufficient concessions by allowing the Islamic trousers and tunic.

GERMANY


In September 2003 the federal Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a teacher who wanted to wear an Islamic scarf to school.

However, it said states could change their laws locally if they wanted to.

At least four German states have gone on to ban teachers from wearing headscarves and in the state of Hesse the ban applies to all civil servants.

RUSSIA

Russia's Supreme Court has overturned a 1997 interior ministry ruling which forbade women from wearing headscarves in passport photos.

ITALY

In September 2004 local politicians in the north of Italy resurrected old laws against the wearing of masks, to ban women from wearing the all-over burqa.

In July 05 the Italian parliament approved anti-terrorist laws which make hiding one's features from the public - including through wearing the burqa - an offence.

The government has said it will put forward draft new legislation to ban the Islamic veil that covers the face.

BELGIUM

The city of Maaseik, on the Dutch border, has banned the niqab, which covers the whole body except for the eyes.


NETHERLANDS

The Dutch cabinet has backed a proposal by the country's immigration minister to ban Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public places.

The cabinet said burqas disturb public order, citizens and safety.

Critics of the proposed ban say it would violate civil rights.

An estimated 5% of people living in the Netherlands are Muslims. But there are just a few dozen women in the Netherlands who choose to wear the burqa, a traditional Islamic form of dress.

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The Islamic veil across Europe
Countries across the continent have wrestled with an issue that takes in religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions and even fears of terrorism.
FRANCE


A ban on Muslim headscarves and other "conspicuous" religious symbols at state schools was introduced in 2004.

The measure received overwhelming political and public support in a country where the separation of state and religion is enshrined in law.

However, headscarves can be worn in Muslim schools, and at university level, where the law on religious signs does not apply.

TURKEY

For the past 80 years Turks have lived in a secular state founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who rejected headscarves as backward-looking in his campaign to secularise Turkish society.

Even so, it is estimated that as many as 65% of Turkish women cover their heads with a scarf.

Nonetheless, scarves are banned in civic spaces, including schools, universities - state or private - and official buildings.

In November 2005 the European Court of Human Rights ruled the ban was legitimate.

BRITAIN


There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK.

However, schools are allowed to forge their own dress code.

The courts were forced to rule when a schoolgirl complained that her school sent her home for wearing a jilbab, which covers the entire body, except for hands, feet, face, and head.

The courts said the school made sufficient concessions by allowing the Islamic trousers and tunic.

GERMANY


In September 2003 the federal Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a teacher who wanted to wear an Islamic scarf to school.

However, it said states could change their laws locally if they wanted to.

At least four German states have gone on to ban teachers from wearing headscarves and in the state of Hesse the ban applies to all civil servants.

RUSSIA

Russia's Supreme Court has overturned a 1997 interior ministry ruling which forbade women from wearing headscarves in passport photos.

ITALY

In September 2004 local politicians in the north of Italy resurrected old laws against the wearing of masks, to ban women from wearing the all-over burqa.

In July 05 the Italian parliament approved anti-terrorist laws which make hiding one's features from the public - including through wearing the burqa - an offence.

The government has said it will put forward draft new legislation to ban the Islamic veil that covers the face.

BELGIUM

The city of Maaseik, on the Dutch border, has banned the niqab, which covers the whole body except for the eyes.


NETHERLANDS

The Dutch cabinet has backed a proposal by the country's immigration minister to ban Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public places.

The cabinet said burqas disturb public order, citizens and safety.

Critics of the proposed ban say it would violate civil rights.

An estimated 5% of people living in the Netherlands are Muslims. But there are just a few dozen women in the Netherlands who choose to wear the burqa, a traditional Islamic form of dress.

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