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Argument: Wearing head scarves is often a political, not religious, act

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Amitai Etzioni. "Let Them Wear Scarves". Huffington Post. April 10, 2008 - "Others argue that the headscarf is not so much a religious but a political symbol, as Anne Applebaum does in Washington Post -- this only makes my point stronger. Since when do we ban people in a democracy from displaying symbols that communicate their political viewpoints -- whether these are, say, pro-gay rights ribbons, or the peace signs of those who oppose nuclear weapons?"

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