Yes, the only reason why anyone would oppose the hijab is because of “Islamophobia,” right?
Well, there is the underlying reasoning behind it. The idea is that it is entirely the woman’s responsibility to prevent men from being tempted. She must cover herself in order to forestall that temptation. So putting a hijab on a young girl is tantamount to stating that the prepubescent girl is a legitimate object of sexual desire, and thus must behave in the same way that is expected of adult women.
St. Stephen’s Primary School in Newham, and all of Britain, needs to have an honest and open public discussion about that, and its implications for the rights of women and girls, but instead, cries of “Islamophobia” will drown it out, and the hijab left firmly in place on the youngest of girls. Britain is, as you know, finished.
“School Reverses Hijab Ban for Small Children After ‘Islamophobia’ Accusations,” by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, January 21, 2018:
A well-regarded primary school has been forced to drop a ban on small children fasting and wearing Islamic headscarves after accusations of “Islamophobia”.
St. Stephen’s Primary School in Newham, a heavily Muslim-populated area of East London, made headlines when it announced the ban, which was welcomed by campaigners who say child veiling sexualises youngsters and promotes extremism.
The school also argued that it could be dangerous for young people to fast, and could possibly hurt their concentration and learning.
However, Muslim parents and left-wing campaigners reacted furiously, claiming that they had not been properly consulted on the new uniform and safety measures.
The school’s chair of governors, Arif Qawi, this Friday announced he was stepping down following the backlash, telling colleagues in an email reported by the Guardian:
“I wish the school continued success and am truly sorry that my actions have caused any harm to the reputation of the fantastic school.”
The school’s website posted a note on Friday described as a uniform policy update, reading:
“Having spoken to our school community we now have a deeper understanding of the matter and have decided to reverse our position with immediate effect.”
The note was later amended to read: “The school has taken the decision to make the changes to this policy with immediate effect and this follows on from conversations with our school community.
“We will work with our school community to continue to review this policy going forward in the best interests of our children.”
Amina Lone, an activist who has lobbied the government to ban hijabs in schools for very young girls, slammed the school’s capitulation on Twitter.
Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the Islamist-linked Muslim Council of Britain, said his organisation welcomed Mr. Qawi’s resignation because of his allegedly “appalling” statements about Islamic veiling….