According to the London Daily Telegraph, some female Muslim medics are refusing to obey hygiene rules in the UK because the hand washing ritual causes them to expose their bare arms -- which is against (natch) their religion. Apparently this story is a few years old, but I've just become aware of it. Unfortunately I'm not surprised. Yet another item of cultural capitulation in the face of a very real threat. I'm sure it would be difficult to keep these women from working at UK NHS due to anti-discrimination laws, yet to hire people who refuse to clean themselves properly raises very real risks.
When will reasonable people stand up and say "enough is enough"? Tolerance should not -- and does not -- mean that we have to take complete leave of our senses. My odds of dying of staph in hospital are exponentially higher than getting blown up by a terrorist. This tyranny of the minority should not be allowed to stand