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Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination

Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
13/10/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

An Islamic faith school's policy of segregating boys and girls is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has ruled. The case was heard at the Court of Appeal as Ofsted challenged a High Court ruling clearing the Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham of discrimination. Ofsted's lawyers argued the segregation left girls "unprepared for life in modern Britain". Appeal judges ruled the school was discriminating against its pupils contrary to the Equality Act.