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Court Rules: Muslim School’s Segregation of Boys from Girls Is Unlawful Sex Discrimination

Court Rules: Muslim School’s Segregation of Boys from Girls Is Unlawful Sex Discrimination

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

Segregating boys from girls in a state-funded Muslim secondary school classroom is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has found. Three Court of Appeal judges in London on Friday overturned last year’s finding by a High Court judge that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise the mixed-sex Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham on the basis of an “erroneous” view that segregation amounted to unlawful discrimination. In a landmark case, the school had originally challenged its critical Ofsted report, which found dividing the pupils by their sex left them entirely  “unprepared for life in modern Britain.”