From the Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A Muslim schoolgirl refused to wear school uniform because she was not prepared to dress in the same clothes as “non-believers”, Britain’s highest civil court was told yesterday.
Five law lords were hearing an appeal by Denbigh High School, Luton, against an earlier ruling that Shabina Begum, 17, had been denied the right to manifest her religion under Article 9 of the Human Rights Convention.
She was sent home in September 2002 when she insisted on wearing a jilbab, a full-length Islamic gown that hides the shape of a woman’s arms and legs. At that time, nearly 80 per cent of the school’s pupils were Muslim.