Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Religious Freedom Can be REALLY Harmful

Those veils can be so useful for criminals.
Elizabeth Smart told jurors Tuesday how a Salt Lake City police detective tried to see behind her veil but backed down when the man accused of kidnapping her said her face was hidden for religious reasons.
"I was mad at myself, that I didn't say anything," she said on her second day of testimony in the federal trial of Brian David Mitchell. "I felt terrible that the detective hadn't pushed harder and had just walked away."
There should be NO presumption whatever that people can hide their faces. This is a dramatic example of the cost of 'respect' for bullshit religious 'requirements'.


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