Hijab

Type: Article

Executive Summary

What are we to learn from the above? If we are wise, it will be this:

  1. There are individuals and organisations in Britain who seek much greater accommodation of, and adherence to, Islamic norms in our society

  2. Efforts to subversively introduce Islamic norms and practices to British schools have already been undertaken, and been successful

  3. The accommodation of Islamic norms etc. in British society will inevitably mean a loss of democratic free speech and an erosion of the rights and protections of women and girls

  4. The British public sector is shaped by state demands for tolerance, inclusion, multiculturalism and diversity. These are of the utmost importance in the mind of the state

  5. Many British teachers, including the profession’s largest union, have expressed anti-Western and anti-British sentiment and openly support the concept of multiculturalism

  6. Activist groups who seek the Islamisation of British schools, use the language of multiculturalism and diversity to advance their arguments and in doing so, successfully sanitise and legitimise notions that are wholly in opposition to the values of British society

The fact of the matter is that there is an ideological aim to Islamise Britain and the British state is lending a helping hand. In its consistent prioritising of “diversity”, the Government has ignored the detail and has little understanding of what this idea means in every day life. The British Government has effectively decided that religion is good, regardless of what it teaches.

If this problem is to be fixed, a complete political and cultural shift is required in Britain. Schools must return to teaching literacy, numeracy, the sciences, as priority, and teachers’ political leanings should have no bearing in the classroom. It is right that pupils learn about religion, but in the interests of truth, it cannot be that they learn a sanitised or moderated version that can be constructed and approved by those with their own agenda.

Teachers should be required to teach the values of Britain to children (to which we need to add equal rights between genders as a matter of urgency), regardless of their feelings, and to teach accurate history and current affairs. If Israel-Palestine is discussed, then the charter of Hamas should be included, as well as the genocidal intent of global jihadis against the Jewish state.

Furthermore, children should be reminded that they are British, and all of the positive things that this entails.

Most importantly, Government must move away from the notion that all religions are a force for good, and look instead at what is actually being taught. Government must be honest and open and when it sees problems developing, look at the facts without colouring them with multicultural dogma.

Parents have a right to know the culture in which their children are being schooled, and we all have a right to know how the minds of future generations are being formed. At present, they are being schooled in multiculturalism, unquestioning respect for all minority groups irrespective of their practices, and something close to disdain for their own history, identity and heritage.

British schools have numerous problems, but their utilisation as an advancement of jihadi ideology is a problem for us all.

Type: News

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
03/01/2017
Summary: 

In the wake of a lawsuit alleging officers forcibly removed a Muslim woman’s hijab before booking her into jail, the Long Beach Police Department has changed its policy to let detainees wear headscarves and other religious items while in custody unless there’s a safety concern. Until last month, Long Beach police barred prisoners from keeping any type of religious head covering with them behind bars.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
19/12/2016
Summary: 

Her household was only “moderately religious,” and yet she still feels threatened enough to lead a double life. Apparently her parents are yet more Misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace. This girl has good reason to be afraid: Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father for not wearing the hijab, and Rifqa Bary was slapped by hers for the same reason. Then there is Islam’s death penalty for apostates: Muhammad said, “If anyone changes his religion, kill him.” Some schools of Islamic jurisprudence, however, allow for the imprisonment of a female apostate until she recants her apostasy.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/04/2011
Summary: 

Several years ago we saw Islamic supremacist thugs target women who weren’t wearing hijab in Iraq. Now this Sharia intimidation has come to London. “‘Wear a headscarf or we will kill you’: How the ‘London Taliban’ is targeting women and gays in bid to impose sharia law,” from the Daily Mail

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
20/06/2009
Summary: 

Women in Iran march against the harsh inhumanity of Sharia laws regarding women. Note that while Obama spoke up in Cairo for the right of women to wear the hijab in the West, he said nothing about the right of women not to wear it in places like Iran. He thus forfeited all moral authority to be able to stand with these courageous women. “Women in Iran march against discrimination,” by Moni Basu for CNN, June 19 

News Date: 
26/07/2009
Summary: 

“Hamas set to compel Gaza women to wear head covering,” from Haaretz, July 26 (thanks to Kisan):

Senior Hamas officials had claimed, in the wake of Hamas’ June 2007 Gaza takeover, that the organization did not have any intention to turn the Sharia, Islamic religious law into official state regulations. Two years later, however, it seems that the Hamas government is slowly introducing more and more regulations in the spirit of the Islamic decrees.

Country: 
Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
29/09/2013
Summary: 

This new edict includes Christian girls, apparently.

“Qaeda tells Syria schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothes: NGO,” from AFP, September 28 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Country: 
Tunisia
News Date: 
08/12/2013
Summary: 

(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, DECEMBER 4 – A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week.

Country: 
Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
21/08/2010
Summary: 

GROZNY, Russia, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Many women in Russia’s volatile Chechnya region said on Friday they had been harassed and some physically harmed by bands of men for not wearing headscarves during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
13/02/2013
Summary: 

“Teachers at Islamic College of South Australia’s West Croydon campus ordered to wear hijab or face sack,” by Bryan Littlely in The Australian, February 11 (thanks to Kenneth):

An Adelaide Islamic school wants its teachers to wear the hijab for school functions, or they could be sacked.

Country: 
Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
07/07/2010
Summary: 

Feel the love. “Russia’s Muslim south triples sharia bride price,” by Amie Ferris-Rotman for Reuters, July 7 (thanks to Twostellas):

The price tag on a bride in Russia’s Ingushetia province has been tripled by the regional government, in a sign the Muslim North Caucasus region is slipping out of Kremlin control as sharia law eclipses Russian.

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
17/07/2013
Summary: 

“Egyptian girl shoots herself to death after refusing to wear hijab,” from Al Arabiya, July 17 (thanks to Filip):

A 15-year old Egyptian girl who rejected her family”s pressures to wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, shot herself to death using her father’s hand gun, Egyptian reported.

The girl, identified only as Amira , was subjected to “violence” by her family after she removed her hijab.

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
05/11/2013
Summary: 

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
29/10/2009
Summary: 

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
16/06/2010
Summary: 

Honor killing in Canada: Aqsa Parvez was murdered for refusing to wear the Islamic hijab

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
18/12/2016
Summary: 

These BYU students have ably signaled their virtue, and can now sit back and enjoy the rounds of applause they will receive from the enlightened and intelligent, but where is their concern of for Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it?

Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
17/11/2016
Summary: 

THIS is the brutal moment a gang of teenagers appear to repeatedly slap a girl in the face for allegedly removing her headscarf.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
29/09/2016
Summary: 

The world's top female chess players have reacted with horror after being told they must compete at next year's world championship wearing a hijab.

Within hours of Iran being revealed as its host country, the prestigious event was plunged into crisis as it emerged players taking part face arrest if they don't cover up.

In response, Grandmasters lined up to say they would boycott the 64-player knock-out and accused the game's scandal-hit governing body Fide of failing to stand up for women’s rights.

 

Admin: Good for those Grandmasters

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
22/09/2016
Summary: 

New research has warned the spread of niqab (a face-covering similar to a Burka) shops in Germany after an investigation has revealed they serve as Salafist meeting places and indoctrination centres.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/09/2016
Summary: 

A MUSLIM woman who claimed she was assaulted for wearing a hijab days after the Paris attacks has been fined after CCTV footage proved she had made the whole thing up.

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
13/08/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/08/2016
Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
15/09/2015
Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
14/07/2016

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs. Her comments came after controversy over a Catholic faith school which said that a four-year old pupil could not wear a hijab to school because it breached the school's uniform policy. Under the policy hats, scarves and large headbands are clearly prohibited, along with certain hair styles.

Summary: 

The headscarf (viel) is a controversial symbol. If you are working in the defence of women’s rights, you should know that by now. Some consider it a religious symbol; others see it a tool of patriarchal control and oppression; and yet others consider it a symbol of the march of political Islam. When it comes to wearing the headscarf (viel), some women wear it because they truly believe it to be part of their faith. Others, one the other hand, are forced to wear it, and these are many.

Summary: 
  • In the French republic, state schools were built to fight the grip of the Catholic church on the whole of French society. The thinking was that Darwin is better at explaining the origin of the human race than the Bible. To build a country of free citizens: knowledge first; belief only if you insist, and even then, only by yourself.
  • "If the hijab or burkini had anything to do with modesty or piety, the Islamic fundamentalists would have sought private beaches, not insisted on forcing themselves on the public. ... If the hijab becomes an accepted public phenomenon, a modern society cannot teach its future generations that a woman's dress is not an excuse for rape". — Hala Arafa, writing in The Hill.
  • A French Muslim society that often seems to feel as if it still belongs to its country of origin, appears to have decided that the game of secularism and "living together" should be over. With veils, burkinis and guns, various Islamists groups seem to be trying to embed the same message: We remain Muslims first and have decided to pay no attention to the culture of countries in which we are living

The consensus can be summarized like this: Religious beliefs cannot belong to the public sphere without risking tyranny or civil war. If French citizens want to live in peace democratically, all disturbing subjects -- especially faith in a country of multiple faiths -- must remain strictly private.

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