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Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
04/04/2018
Summary: 

Austria’s right-wing government announced plans on Wednesday to ban girls from wearing headscarves in kindergarten and primary schools to combat what it sees as a threat to Austrian mainstream culture from some Muslims.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
29/03/2018
Summary: 

school in Frankfurt has come under fire after its headteacher told a young girl she should wear a hijab if she doesn’t want to get bullied. The student’s mother told the Bild newspaper that her daughter was “beaten and verbally attacked on the way to school” by a group of Muslim girls. She explained that her daughter was targeted because “she has blond hair, no headscarf, has a German-Hebrew name – and we are Christians”.

Summary: 
  • Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

  • Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel of British culture.

  • That St. Stephen's School allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/02/2018
Summary: 

The Government is too politically correct to enforce rules on hijabs in schools, leaving teachers "alone, isolated and vulnerable", the former head of Ofsted has warned. Sir Michael Wilshaw said a lack of formal policy from the Department for Education on whether children should be allowed to cover their heads in lessons has led to angry clashes. He also highlighted concerns that there are 150 schools around the country which make it compulsory for children to wear hijabs, adding that "the country has enormously changed" and some communities hold very conservative views which cannot easily

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/02/2018
Summary: 

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (FCO) has promoted the wearing of the Islamic veil amongst its London staff, using the February 1st occasion of “World Hijab Day” to promote the head covering and even issue “free scarves” to those who chose to try it. The department of the British government also promoted the idea of “liberation” when wearing the veil that Muslim women across the world have shunned as an antiquated, oppressive, religious tool.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/02/2018
Summary: 

Religious extremists are ‘indoctrinating’ pupils and undermining British values, according to the government’s Ofsted Chief Inspector. Amanda Spielman said: “Ofsted inspectors are increasingly brought into contact with those who want to actively pervert the purpose of education.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/01/2018
Summary: 
  • Salim Mulla accused of being part of hate campaign that targeted Neena Lall
  • Banned headscarf and fasting for pupils under eight at St Stephen's Primary
  • But the school is said to have been bullied into reversing the move
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
15/01/2018
Summary: 

The chair of governors at a highly-performing primary school has called on the Government to issue guidance to help enforce standards on the Islamic headscarf and fasting. Arif Qawi, chair of governors at St Stephen's in Upton Park, east London, said the Department for Education should "step up and take it out of our hands". Mr Qawi

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
Summary: 

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.

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