This is not a socialist position at all. To pick on an oppressed group in Britain, isolate them for a headscarf is not socialist. This is a right wing position inline with Tories and Nigel The Far Right Rager. France?! This will lead to young women and girls being attacked - as they are now for cultural expression. I know many leading socialists who are Muslim and who wear the headscarf. Your reasons are also Islamophobic and therefore racist. You cannot assume that it is men that force this headscarf. If you do, you are showing your ignorance about Islam. If there was a state ban on the hijab - we socialists would call a mass demonstration where we all where it.