January 26th, 2010

Liberty and terrorism face off in the French veil ban



A French parliamentary committee has recommended a partial ban on women wearing Islamic face veils.

The committee's near 200-page report has proposed a ban in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport.

It also recommends that anyone showing visible signs of "radical religious practice" should be refused residence cards and citizenship.

Meet some of Britain’s ‘Mercy’ killers

Free, woman who ended her daughter's ME misery: 31-year-old stricken with chronic fatigue illness was given lethal dose of drugs http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/free-woman-who-ended-her-daughters-me-misery-1878789.html

Two different outcomes show how little scope there is for measuring compassion http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/robert--verkaik-two-cases-two-contrasting-results-1878788.html

Nurse gave patients drugs and removed call bells for an 'easy night' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7078531/Nurse-gave-patients-drugs-and-removed-call-bells-for-an-easy-night.html