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#AllahIsGay @golrizghahraman & family bigotry against not wearing the #hijab versus coming out as gay

Our politically correct betters defend the right to wear the hijab and to come out as gay.

Are they equally tolerant of hostile reactions by a Christian family against coming out as gay and a Muslim family against a daughter casting off the hijab?

Both involve moral judgements about people expressing their right of free speech and free association.

Rat bags do have rights but you still should call them out as rat bags for doing what they do.

Does the left understand the difference between toleration and approval?

Our green MPs in New Zealand will defend to the death the right to wear the hijab.

They and the Left forgets the I disagree with everything you say or do predicate to defending a right.

The Green MP Catherine Delahunty was right to politely but strongly criticise the modest dress of women at a farm run by a fundamentalist Christian sect in New Zealand and what it stood for in terms of the right to be the author of their own lives:

I looked at the gorgeous, yet regimented girls in their identical clothing and wondered how a physicist, an international lawyer or a plumber might blossom if the only role models she was exposed to were those in her own community. We agreed to disagree, because you can’t argue with religious certainty and a literal interpretation of a religious text.

This community feels they are under attack by people like me and throughout the day the women and men I met did their best to share their vision of a safe, structured and practical world led entirely by men who consult with women. I appreciated their generosity, their hospitality and their candour, but I also felt claustrophobic

Later buying fish and chips in Westport we talked to a group of young women who had chosen to travel down from Rotorua to study deep sea fishing. I found their sturdy independence a relief. Their world may not be so “safe” but they looked like they were living on their own terms.

It is a pity that her fellow green MPs do not extend this willingness to defend rights with a willingness to judge how those rights are exercised.

The fundamentalist Christians are not alone in ostracising those who stand up on their own two feet and chose to be the author of their own lives despite their family’s wishes.

Can write a PhD in law on any old tripe these days. But how can you find a PhD supervisor who can stay awake reading it?

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