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October 15, 2006

Islam is Racism

Filed under: Global Jihad, Islam, Terror, UK — limewoody @ 10:10 am
NON-Muslim English girls will be ordered to wear headscarves at a new Islamic school. Madani High School in Leicester will take ten per cent of its pupils from other faiths — but insists all must cover their heads.

Headteachers ruled the hijab scarf is part of the uniform.

Assistant principal Zainab Elgaziari said the demand was not a problem despite the row over Muslim women’s veils.

He said: “I can’t see why if a student wears a headscarf it should be an issue. It’s the same as a shirt or tie — it’s just part of our uniform.”

Leicester City Council said it did not believe the scarves would deter non-Muslim parents from sending children to the school, which opens next September.

Education spokesman Hussein Suleman, who is also a member of the school’s temporary governing body, said: “I hope discretion will be used if there are any disagreements.”

Suleman Nagdi, of the Federation of Muslim Organisations, said: “All Islamic schools have certain criteria for uniform. I can’t see anything different about theirs.”

Shadow education secretary David Willetts said the move would harm hopes of integrating communities and drive non-Muslims away.

He added: “We should expect schools with a Muslim majority to make special arrangements for non-Muslims — the majority should not oppress the minority.”

The Commission for Racial Equality urged the school to consider all pupils when putting together a uniform policy.

m.lea@the-sun.co.uk


 

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2 Comments »

  1. Personally, I think Jack Straw has a point. I’m not comfortable in surroundings where a portion of the community comports themselves in society as if they were in some sort of perpetual Holloween or Mardis gras. I’d like to see everyone’s FACE at least, thank you. If I ever went to Islamabad, I would go prepared to deal with it.

    Comment by Vigilante — October 15, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

  2. you didnt think too much before posting the title for this post did you?

    Racism is a feeling, thought or behaviour based upon race.

    Islam is a religion of every race on the planet that teaches it is wrong to discriminate on matters of race.

    You could argue it is discriminatory but not on racist grounds which this clearly isn’t.

    Comment by Dawud — November 23, 2009 @ 3:00 pm


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