Only common sense is secular

by Laura Di Rubbo - 2011.07.12
Only common sense is secular
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Secularism first. The French Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, issued two documents to the heads of prefectures,  in which it is reaffirmed that "the public service cannot adapts hitself to the different needs of all citizens, thought it is always necessary  to take account of  users religious beliefs.  The two documents,  invited on the one hand, to neutrality  and on the other they gave to the different schools the freedom to decide whether to introduce a multi-ethnic menu. In case of special requests, interested parties are invited to find individual solutions. It is the same for the hospital setting where the respect for the beliefs of patients are ensured, but only to a certain extent. If anyone in the name of their faith, obstructs or slows the operation of the national health system he is strongly encouraged to turn to private clinics. A phenomenon which particularly concer  Muslim women  that, even in cases of emergency, refuse to visit a gynecologist man.

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