Either Britain is going to allow gender-based discrimination or it isn’t. At a certain point, British authorities are going to have to decide whether they’re going to stand for British values or continue to capitulate to Sharia. This ad has been taken down, but does that mean that suddenly Sharia’s institutionalized discrimination of women no longer exists? Of course not. And Muslims are at some point going to insist that they must continue that discrimination without interference from the British government, because it is part of their religion and culture, and for the British to forbid it would be “Islamophobic.” Then what will the dhimmi appeasers in the British government do?
“Muslim boys’ school bans women from applying for job as science teacher,” by John Bingham for the Telegraph, February 27:
A Muslim boys’ school is facing claims of segregation after advertising for a temporary science teacher but making clear that women need not apply.
The advert published by the outsourcing company Capita requested a “Male Science Teacher” to cover lessons, including some mathematics classes, until the end of the current academic year on a short term contract for up to £150 a day.
Secular campaigners said the advertisement was just the latest in a series of demands for religious customs and practices to be “accommodated” in the education system as a result of giving faith groups the power to run schools.
It follows a storm over allegations that non-Muslim female staff at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby had been forced to wear headscarves in line with strict Islamic practices.
There have also been concerns that girls at other Islamic schools are being required to wear full veils as well as questions over segregation in classes.
Capita argued that the exclusion of women could be legally justified but the advert was later withdrawn after a warning from the Department for Education over the need to comply with equality law….
The advert describes the school simply as an Islamic School for Boys in Leicester without specifying which school.
Capita refused to confirm the name of the school claiming it was to “protect their confidentiality”.
But it follows a similar advertisement placed by the Madani Boys School in Leicester last month for the post of “Male Technician” in the IT department.
Capita insisted that the male-only requirement was legal under the Equality Act, which allows employers an opt-out from sex discrimination rules in specific circumstances.
“These provisions are referred to as occupational requirements and they create exceptions that allow an employer to act in a way that would otherwise be discriminatory,” a spokeswoman said.
“Capita Education Resourcing is committed to equal opportunities both as an employer, and as an agency for the recruitment and placement of educational staff.”
But a spokeswoman for the Department for Education said: “Schools must comply with equality law.
“We asked Leicester City Council to raise this with the school and the advert has now been withdrawn.”…