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Lancashire school refuses to teach bearded Muslim boys

by | 3rd, October 2013


xavier bowersMOUNT  Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington, Lancashire, says no student can sport a beard. That means two 14-year-old Muslim boys must shave or be isolated from their peers.

Head teacher Xavier Bowers says it all has nothing to do with religion. Which make you wonder what it does have to do with? Is Xavier worried that the kids will get teased? Is he intimidated by a powerful beard? Is the school crying out for a Catholic boy who can step up and grow some decent whiskers and not just bum fluff? He says:

“I have spent quite a lot of time researching the issue and speaking to Muslim elders. There is nothing specifically written in the Koran about wearing a beard. It is a choice those boys are making. However inclusive we are, we have standards to maintain.”

Why not let everyone have a beard? Why not grow beards for charity? Say it’s for charity and you can pretty much do as you please. Does Xavier want the children in Africa to starve? Grow a beard, Xavier, if you can?

And didn’t Jesus have a beard?

Isn’t it what he would have wanted?


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