UK: Muslim parents complain state-funded school’s headscarves not modest enough


A secondary school has been engulfed in a row over headscarves as a group of Muslim parents have complained the school’s swimming cap style headscarves are not modest enough.

One needs to do a double take on this story to ascertain that is not about a madrasa. Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, Lancashire has succumbed to dhimmitude. A row has begun over the school’s provision of headscarves for Muslim women not being modest enough because they are a bit too short in some cases, revealing longer hair. The head teacher, David Burton, has written a letter of apology to Muslim parents, explaining that he is not against headscarves and that he intends to fix them; no mention about who is paying for this Sharia police favor to fix the oppressive covering. The Muslim Local councillor, Shah Hussain, also weighed in, stating that “the whole point is that it is supposed to protect the wearer’s modesty, and that does not happen.”

The Islamization of the UK is out of control: Sharia courts are operating beyond the reach of British law and teaching children fundamental British values has been deemed an act of “cultural supremacism” by the National Union of Teachers.

“Muslim parents group say school’s headscarf ‘not modest enough’”, by Samuel Osborne, Independent, June 27, 2017:

A secondary school has been engulfed in a row over headscarves as a group of Muslim parents have complained the school’s swimming cap style headscarves are not modest enough.

Parents launched an online petition in response to the new veil policy at Sir John Thursby Community College, in Burnley, Lancashire.

The school previously allowed students to choose any style or length of headscarf as long as they were black.

However, the school unveiled plans for approved veils over concerns some were not being worn “correctly”.

Over 150 people signed the petition, which said the veils are “very displeasing” for pupils and could pose a suffocation risk if pulled back by other pupils.

It says: “Unfortunately there was very little consultation by parents or the girls attending the school. Consequently a scarf designed by the school has been created.

“It is very tight and in some cases too short as some of the girls have long hair and so it defeats the object to wear it.”

Shah Hussain, the councillor for Daneshouse and Stoneyholme, told The Telegraph several parents had contacted him about the new headscarf.

He said: “Children have told them it is not appropriate. The whole point is it is supposed to protect the wearer’s modesty and that does not happen. They are quite unhappy about it…..

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