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Nelson rejects school headscarf ban. 28/08/2005. ABC News Online

Nelson rejects school headscarf ban. 28/08/2005. ABC News Online

Image hosted by Photobucket.comBrendan, I am behind you 100% on this one. And Bronwyn Bishop, you really are a silly, silly sausage, and not for the first time either. Why on earth do you want to make “martyrs” of girls in head scarves? What’s different about Orthodox Jewish boys in kippahs, or Sikh boys in turbans? We have both at The Mine, and girls next door in scarves. No-one worries about it. The clash of civilisation does not break out. It’s not an act of defiance because it is allowed. The school uniform is not breached by these religious exceptions, even though God knows why we have these stupid archaic uniform rules in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2005 in Australia and Australian, Brendan Nelson, culture wars, education, faith and philosophy, Islam, Multicultural, right wing politics, Salt Mine

 

Sunday lunch

Lunch today with Sirdan and Lord Malcolm at the Captain Cook Hotel. Steaks: $7 each. Delicious. Sirdan finished off with tiramisu.

They went off to The Oxford, while I went home via a coffee and apple slice at Johnnie’s Fish Cafe, perhaps postponed from lunch earlier in the week with The Rabbit and friend.

Next weekend the plan is to try the new fish cafe in Chalmers Street Redfern.

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Posted by on August 28, 2005 in local, Lord Malcolm, personal, Sirdan, Sunday lunch

 

Translated Chinese Poetry: Poems by Gu Cheng

This Generation

The dark nights gave me my dark eyes;
I, however, use them to look for light.

translated by Gordon T. Osing and De-An Wu Swihart

There’s your poem for this Sunday.

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Posted by on August 28, 2005 in Chinese and China, Christianity, faith and philosophy, local, personal, poets and poetry, South Sydney Uniting Church