What else is new right?
The Madani High School in Leicester U.K. is a new Islamic school and by law is required to accept 10 per cent of its 600 pupils from a non-Muslim background.
Non-Muslim girls enrolled at the school will still have to abide by a rule insisting all female pupils cover their heads as part of the uniform.
Assistant principal Zainab Elgaziari said, “I can’t see why if a student wears a head scarf it should be an issue. It’s the same as a shirt or tie – it’s just part of our uniform.”
If the roles were reversed and a minority group of Muslim students were forced by school rules to wear a Christian cross as part of the uniform Elgaziari, and his fellow travellers, would be screaming about being forced to wear a religious symbol.
The Leicester City Council said it did not believe the scarves would deter non-Muslim parents from sending children to the school.
If that’s the case so be it, however, as a form of protest against this capitulation and attempt to erode the social fabric of Britain I hope they get zero non-Muslim students to enroll because parents send their kids elsewhere.
That would leave the Madani High School in non-compliance with the law and at the very least force them to change their policy and with luck, sanction them through the court system.
Fine the begesus out of them til they cease to exist.
On the other side of the coin, and also out of the U.K., is a Muslim teacher that was fired for wearing a veil while teaching.
Aishah Azmi, 24, teaches English at a junior school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and students have complained without seeing her lips while speaking it was hard to understand her words.
She was told she could wear the veil in the corridors and the staff room, but had to remove it while teaching. She refused and has been suspended.
Believe it or not I have some sympathy in this case. Think of listening to a person of non-English speaking origin over the phone as compared to the same individual in person. I along with most people I know find it hard to decipher the words without the ability to visualize the persons face as well.
Surprisingly enough the Muslim Council of Britain criticised the teacher for insisting she had to keep her face covered. Dr Reefat Drabu said under Islamic law Muslim women were not required to wear a headscarf, let alone a veil, in the presence of young children.
Score one for common sense ruling out. At least on the side of the Muslim Council of Britain, we’ll have to see how the school settles the issue.
The family of classroom assistant Aishah Azmi, 24, plays a key role at the fundamentalist Markazi mosque in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire – which was attended by suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan.
Until recently, Miss Azmi’s father was joint headmaster of the secondary school attached to the building. […]
The mosque is run by Tablighi Jamaat, a radical Islamic movement believed by intelligence agencies to be a fertile source for recruiting young extremists.
Two months ago, Tablighi emerged as a link between several of the men arrested over the plot to use liquid bombs to blow up transatlantic airliners.
Why am I not surprised?
I knew there was a stink to her story.