||As if Sikhs haven't had a bad enuf time over here lately...
||Daividh (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||December 22, 2001 at 2:50:16 PM
||Sure, by Pavlos
the little Sikh dagger carried in a scabbard on the chest has caused various stinks for some time. A coupla years back, some Sikh boys were suspended from school for wearing them.
The thing almost turned into a religious rights brouhaha until a judge ruled they could wear them to school IF the daggers were firmly soldered or riveted into their sheaths. That calmed things down until after the Columbine HS massacre when some school districts got paranoid again and banned them. Some of those are still in the courts.
And now that security is tightened up at US airports (yeah, righhttt...what a joke), the rent-a-morons aren't letting Sikhs thru with them at all, WHEN they bother to plug in the metal detectors.
Ya know, I'd feel safer walking into a biker bar at midnight and hollerin "YOU FAGGOTS!" than I would climbing aboard a simple domestic flight. Nothing meaningful has yet been done in this country to increase airline security and I doubt if it will until something else MAJOR happens.
Americans are good, well-meaning people, but we're masters of slamming the barn door after the horse gets out -- and we probably won't slam the door even then if it inconveniences anyone even a teeny bit... curbside baggage check, anyone?
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