A lot of misunderstaning on a national newspaper site...I would appreciate anyone to join in the debate as I alone cant help the right of the Kirpan. Some comments that I am faced with "Sikhs should not be allowed to carry daggers,and if they do not like it,get back to their own country" "The Sikhs are just a privileged minority who will not be arrested if they take advantage of this PC softness" "I presume the Taliban will be well represented. No doubt with backpacks allowed. What about Cameron's promise of an immediate custodial sentence for carrying a knife?" "And thanks awfully for WW 1 and 2 old chap, but that is utterly irrelevant to this issue" "If the Sikh can carry his kirpan, I guess that the Ghurka will now carry his kukri ! And all other strangers that reside here will carry their begging bowls !" I would ask any of you,..especially British Sikhs to help and answer back !!! The Kirpan is not understood...PLEASE contact the telegraph and make comments as to the righteouness of the Kirpan. Thank you http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ol...khs-allowed-to-carry-daggers-at-Olympics.html By Josie Ensor Security will be tight at all Games venues, with Britain prepared to deploy surface-to-air missiles to protect London during the event, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, said shortly after the Government rejected reports of US security fears. However, Sikhs will be allowed to take in a sheathed kirpan as long as it is worn beneath their clothing and if they can prove that they are adhering to four other articles of faith. The concession of allowing Sikhs to carry a blade measuring up to 6in into Olympic venues is likely to cause concern. Such blades are normally banned from schools in Britain and are not allowed to be carried on to planes unless they are blunt and shorter than 2.4in. In a bid to make the event the most religion-friendly Games staged, a record 193 chaplains from a multitude of faiths are being recruited, according to The Sunday Times. The International Olympic Committee normally insists that Games facilities are laid on for Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists. However, London 2012 will also cater for Zoroastrians, Jains and followers of the Baha'i faith. "We want to make sure the Games are accessible to everyone. The kirpan will be presented at security but it will not be unsheathed," a London 2012 spokeswoman said. "The policy has been set by our security team, who have liaised with stakeholders, and is part of our multi-faith approach." The Sikh faith is the fourth biggest religion in Britain, at 0.6 per cent, according to the 2001 census. Security has been a key concern for all Games hosts and organisers ever since the 1972 Olympics in Munich where nine kidnapped Israeli athletes and four of their captors from the Palestinian Black September group, as well as a German policeman, were killed in a gun battle.