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Muslim Mum Banned From Teachers’ Night For Wearing Veil

by | 3rd, April 2009

TO parents evening at Our Lady and St John Catholic Art College, in Blackburn, Lancs, where an old girl, and mother-of-one, is sporting a full veil which covers every part of the body except the eyes..

The headmistress sends the mother home, citing health and safety and security infringements. She says visitors’ faces should be visible at all times. Right now a million schoolgirls are unrolling the hems of their skirts and plotting to get off school.

Speaking through the gap in her outfit, the mother from Blackburn says :

“I don’t like going to the school anymore because I leave crying. I can understand that people should be identified but I am just a normal person, trying to lead a normal life. Why should how I dress make a difference?”

Of course, if how she dressed made no difference, she may see less need to dress in a burqa.

She goes on:

“In September 2007, when I attended a parents’ evening I got told not to go into the hall because I was wearing a veil. I explained I was willing to take the veil off in front of female teachers but not the male teachers.”

The Mail puts the event in context, and makes matter worse:

The school already had a policy which ruled that hoodies and crash helmets need to be removed before access is granted to the school but after the incident in 2007 this was amended to include full-face veils.

Anjum Anwar, chair of Woman’s Voice, an advice group for

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