Argument: Burqa ban violates principles of mutual tolerance

Issue Report: Ban on Muslim burqa and niqab


Steve Chapman. “A free society requires mutual tolerance.” Chicago Tribune. May 23, 2010: “The mutual tolerance approach works well in this country. But some nations that require ultraconservative Muslims to accept constant exposure to immodest attire think modern Westerners should not have to put up with the clothing choices of ultraconservative Muslims.”

“Banning the burqa. A bad idea.” Economist. May 13, 2010: “On secularism, even if Europeans would prefer not to have others’ religiosity paraded on the streets, the tolerance that Westerners claim to value requires them to put up with it.”