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A teenager was reportedly told to remove a colander from his head for a school photo. Photo / Reddit
NZ Herald

Whatever happened to one rule for all? Either all religions (stupid or otherwise) are allowed to ignore uniform rules in schools and insist that their members be allowed to wear religious headgear (stupid or otherwise) or none of them should be able to.

The Pastafarian religion, which is a movement started in America, is from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was launched in response to the creationism being taught inside American schools as ‘alternative science’. Its religious headwear is a colander.

Islam, in my opinion, is far more ridiculous than the religion of Pastafarianism, and is certainly more dangerous, yet Muslim students are allowed to wear religious headwear inside New Zealand schools.

How is a colander on the head any more ridiculous than a bedsheet wrapped around the head of a young girl to cover her hair least a Muslim man becomes sexually aroused by her?

On Friday 17 November, Dame Patsy and Sir David visited Al-Madinah School in Auckland. Al-Madinah School gives its students a typical Kiwi education as well as a solid grounding in Islam. As well as touring the school, Dame Patsy and Sir David attended a school assembly where they were treated to a haka, a poi dance and a Tongan haka as well as a reading from the Qu’ran.

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