“…Walid bin Attash's attorney Cheryl Bormann, appeared in court wearing a Hijab (Islamic head scarf). She later explained that her client insists she wear this clothing, and she always does so around him. She also requested that other women at the hearing dress similarly so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith." At one point during the hearing defendant Ramzi Binalshibh delayed the proceedings by standing up and then kneeling on the courtroom floor and praying for several minutes, with a row of guards keeping close watch.”
Any religious faith that demands others acquiesce and conform should not only be disregarded, but it should not be tolerated. Any belief that demands this of others has become incompatible with freedom and is, in fact, inseparable with totalitarianism.
This automatic respect for and submission to faith simply because it is faith is typical of religious political correctness and protectionism. This only allows insane ideas and destructive behaviors to continue and flourish. Imposed respect for belief and ritual is tyranny. Submitting to this imposition is cowardice.