The secular Muslim world is finding itself in a real knot - and in Turkey, it has everything to do with a piece of cloth tied under a woman’s chin. Lawmakers from the ruling Islamist party and their allies have voted to actually amend Turkey’s constitution to allow the wearing of the Islamic head scarf in universities. Now a piece of cloth threatens to divide the country, as scores hold fast to the secularism on which Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the republic.
I write about this troubling development — plus the Archbishop of Canterbury’s suggestion that Sharia law would make U.K. Muslims who refuse to accept secular government more comfortable — in my L.A. Daily News column today. Read it here!
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