Blunt religious object about as dangerous as a crucifix
A guy goes to court to testify in a trial.
He gets stopped at security because he's a Sikh carrying a kirpan.
The religious dagger carried by Sikhs is one of the tenets of their faith.
Generally, kirpans are little and dull.
If you wanted to take a life with it, you'd probably be better off with a spoon.
In our security-mad world -- thanks, Osama -- we've become excessively paranoid, which is one of the things 9/11 was supposed to accomplish.
The Sikh in question, Tejinder Singh Sidhu, asked if a sheriff could escort him to and from court and was refused, so he walked without testifying.
Sidhu's got a valid point -- which is something a kirpan doesn't.
You can spend a lot of time in newspaper archives and on the Internet and not find a single incident of a Sikh using a kirpan to stab somebody. [Link]
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