Sunday, December 26, 2004

Christmas Time in Hell

The ever-enlightened sensitifs of France have a hard time coping with Christmas: Even the humble Christmas tree is under attack. Consider the fate of one innocent conifer, standing at the entrance hall of Van Dongen high school, outside Paris. Like other schools around France, Van Dongen is coming to grips with a new French law, directed at female Muslim students who wear veils, that bans conspicuous religious symbols in public schools. When a pair of students complained about the tree, it was promptly removed -- and only reinstated after teachers issued a statement that Christmas trees were pagan symbols long before they were Christian ones. Am I prescient, or what? (Via LGF.)

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