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Catholic Girl Refuses To Wear Leggings In Mosque, Prefers Uniform

by | 13th, May 2010

WHEN Amy Owen was invited to attend a Mosque in Liverpool with her classmates as part of a geography field trip all students were ordered to wear long trousers and cover their heads while inside the building.

It’s part of “community cohesion-building”. Amy Owen refused to comply. Her mother was offended. And the Daily Star screams from its front page:

“BRANDED – Schoolgirl who refused to dress up as Muslim”

Branded? As in scarred for life?

The Sun explains in its headline:

“Girls branded a truant for shunning Muslim outfit”

If 14-year-old Amy will not wear the headscarf and cover her legs she will not be allowed to go. And if she does not go then she gets a black mark.

Says Amy’s “furious mum”:

“It’s like they’re putting a gun to your head – either you go to a mosque, or it’s marked as an unauthorised absence… I wasn’t having my daughter dressed in the Muslim way. I even did some research on the internet about non-Muslims attending mosques and it says you don’t have to adhere to the dress code.”

She goes on:

“What infuriates me is that if she wore leggings to school, she would be told to take them off because they’re not uniform.”

And the best bit:

“If Muslim girls came to Amy’s school, the school would probably allow them to wear their leggings and headscarf because it is respectful.”

Your daughter is not going to a Muslim school, Mrs Owen, she’s going to religious building. Maybe she should have seen the trip as a chance to put on her leggings during school hours?

The mosque trip is not an affront to her human rights – it is a chance for your daughter to get out of uniform and express her legs.

One other tasty part of the story is:

Another parent, Kirsty Ashworth, whose daughter Charlie Sheen was due to attend, said: “I send my daughter to an English-speaking Catholic school, so I don’t see why she should be forced to dress as a Muslim.”

Yeah, Charlie Sheen, as in the Hollywood serial shagger. Does he wear a hat in mosques?

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