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Comment Re:Attacking the soul of France... (Score 1) 402

You missed the part where it is not a tenet of their religion.

But even then, wearing masks in school was prohibited long before the influx of Muslims. There is nothing that states that they can't be Muslim, only that the rules that apply to others also apply to them. Anything else would be positive discrimination and thus discrimination just as well.

And if you're an American, you might want to look into why you have the Establishment Clause.

Comment Re:Attacking the soul of France... (Score 3, Informative) 402

I'm guessing you are referring to the banning of burkas in France, which is not so much a restriction of the rights of a Muslim than it is an end to the positive discrimination of Muslims -- it was already illegal for everyone to walk around masked.

We had the same thing in Belgium, where pupils have never been allowed to wear hats, caps, etc. in class. So to treat everyone equally, neither can Muslims. Which then, according to them, infringes on their right of religious freedom. Which is ridiculous, of course.

If you were referring to anything else, ignore my comment.

Comment Re:DDoS'ing is comparable to a mafia hit (Score 3, Insightful) 184

The only purpose of a DDoS is to prevent somebody from being able to speak? Seriously? As far as I can tell they serve mostly a symbolic meaning. DDoS'ing visa.com will not silence Visa. DDoS'ing the site of Interpol will do nothing that hinders the working of Interpol in any way. Or do you actually believe that shutting down the Vatican website will mute the Vatican? No, I didn't think so either. But it makes for a great strawman argument, doesn't it?

Of course, DDoS *could* be used to silence someone who's only way of speaking out is through a narrow band on the Internet. And it probably is, too. But not in these cases.

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