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Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
16/01/2018
Summary: 

Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen".

See also: https://globalnews.ca/news/3965061/toronto-police-girl-hijab-attack-investigation/

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
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Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of schools, announced the policy amid growing concerns girls as young as four-years-old were being forced to wear the religious headscarf. Ms Spielman argued the dress code could be sexualising young children, as the hijab is traditionally worn in the presence of men by a girl reaching puberty as a sign of her modesty. There was also a risk schools could be breaching equality laws if girls were forced to wear religious clothing and boys were not, she added.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/09/2017
Summary: 

CHILDREN should not be “forced” to wear the hijab as part of their school uniform, Bradford Council for Mosques has said after a report stated that the policy was being adopted in more than two in five Islamic schools. The National Secular Society (NSS) found that girls in dozens of schools in England were being made to wear the garment, including two in Bradford, Feversham College in 

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On this new edition of The Glazov Gang, we feature Anni Cyrus discussing My Bruised Eye As a Child Under Islam, where she shares how her Muslim father kept beating her — instead of killing her — for questioning the Hijab, the Qur’an and Islamic child marriage.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
Summary: 

Muslim girls who wear the hijab to primary school will be asked why they wear it by inspectors. The reasons given will then be recorded in school reports, amid concerns girls are being forced to wear the headscarf by their parents. Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools, announced the move on Sunday. She said schools could be in breach of equality laws if they only require girls to wear religious garments. There were also concerns wearing the hijab at such an age could be seen to be sexualising young girls, as they are traditi

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/09/2017
Summary: 

Girls as young as four are being “forced to wear the hijab” as part of approved school uniform in state-funded Islamic schools, campaigners have told ministers. According to research by the National Secular Society, the hijab appears to be compulsory in eight state-funded Islamic schools in England, including three primary schools. A further 51 private Islamic schools of the 176 surveyed by the society also require the headscarf to be worn by female pupils. Eighteen schools said wearing the head covering was optional.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/09/2017
Summary: 

Thousands of state primary schools are allowing girls as young as five to wear the Muslim religious headscarf as part of approved school uniform, a Sunday Times survey has revealed. The rise of the classroom hijab has alarmed female Muslim campaigners, church leaders and academics. They say it is divisive, sexualises young girls because it is traditionally not worn until puberty, and should be “fiercely resisted”. Ofsted, the schools watchdog, said there was “growing concern” about the trend.

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I don't think the burka or hijab should be allowed in any British schools, you should leave your religion at the school gates! A row has erupted at a school in  Burnley after plans for a universal "swimming cap" style headscarf was seen as too short by some Muslim parents. I spoke to local councillor Shah Hussain, to find out why parents were getting so worked up, but he didn't seem to want to answer a direct question!

Country: 
Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
19/05/2017
Summary: 

Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam’s top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday. At least six major political parties are against plans from Commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg to introduce Islamic headscarfs to women’s uniforms as part of a recruitment drive to diversify law enforcement in the Dutch capital.

Country: 
Italy
News Date: 
31/03/2017
Summary: 

A Muslim mother has shaved the head of her 14-year-old daughter in Bologna, Italy, on learning that the child was taking off her headscarf as soon as she would leave the house. The eighth-grade girl would reportedly put her headscarf back on just before returning to the family home, but her deception was eventually caught by her mother on Wednesday, who summarily cut off all her hair.

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