One school policy to rule them all; unless you are an aggrieved Muslim father in which case all bets are off.
That’s right. Yet another dhimmi appeasement.
A Muslim father has removed his six-year-old daughter from school in protest at her teacher who confiscated her Islamic necklace.
Despite the fact that school regulations
do did not permit the wearing of necklaces, Islamic or otherwise. But Islam is a special basket case isn’t it. So Tariq played the only card he holds in his hand – the offended Muslim trump. And did it work? Well what do you think?
The Year 2 pupil was told to take off her taweez – a chain containing verses from the Koran – after she was caught playing with it at Nottingham Academy last Monday.
A disciplinary action, surely. You can’t be paying attention in class if you’re fiddling with an item of jewelery you shouldn’t be wearing in the first place.
As a result, Britain’s biggest school have now made a U-turn on their uniform policy, which dictates pupils can only wear one plain pair of metal studs, and say she can now wear the jewellery in class.
A singular act of cowardice from the school. Religious offence dictates a change in school policy and the school is now guilty of undermining a member of its own staff for upholding the original, sensible rules and keeping discipline in the classroom. Way to go Nottingham Academy. You’ll be putting halal meat on the school menu for everyone, including non-Muslims, to eat next. Oh, wait. There’s a good chance you already do…
But now the school has shamefully caved in that should be the end of the problem, yes?
However, Mr Tariq has still pulled his daughter out of lessons for over a week after he branded the teacher’s actions an ‘insult to Islam.’
Give these idiots an inch and they take a mile of piss. Verbally disciplining his darling daughter and removing a necklace equates to a religious hate crime? Seriously?
He is now demanding that she be placed in a different class away from the teacher who banned her ‘sacred’ locket.
Well the school caved in once so why not issue another outrageous demand to see if the school rolls over even more quickly? The law of unintended consequences anyone?
Yesterday Mr Tariq said: ‘My daughter was really upset about it when she came home – she was in floods of tears.
How traumatic! What is the world coming to when a
kuffar teacher corrects a distracted Muslim child in the classroom?
‘This is very sacred to her and to our religion. It should not be taken off Muslims and it is something she holds very dear indeed.
All secular schools must kowtow to Muslim demands or else. Islam is a special case so your rules do not apply to Muslims and don’t you forget it.
‘To have it taken off her for the entire day and be shouted at by her teacher like that is an insult to our religion.
Diddums. Kids get disciplined by their teachers every day but their parents don’t usually create about it or try to turn it into a religious hate crime.
She said she had only been itching her neck and had got the taweez out to scratch her neck.
Why would she need to take the entire thing out just to scratch her neck? Or isn’t it Islamic to simply reach behind and scratch?
‘But the teacher thought she was playing with it and swinging it about.
Probably because that is precisely what the girl was doing.
‘The whole thing really upset her and I don’t think she is happy in the class any more.
Kids attend school to be educated. Not being happy with teacher from time to time is par for the course. Discipline in the classroom isn’t a popularity contest and nor should it ever be. Until Miss Tariq learns that “no” means “no” she’s going to remain unhappy. It’s a shame her father failed to teach her that before she started school. But then he clearly doesn’t understand what “no” means either. Nor does the school apparently.
I think it will be better if she moves to a different class so I have taken her out of school until we can get this issue resolved.
I think Tariq should be prosecuted for keeping his daughter out of school and depriving her of part of her education in an attempt to blackmail said school into giving in to his delusional demands.
The academy has now agreed that Saniya can wear the item on religious grounds – except in PE and swimming.
Saniya, who lives with her parents in Bakersfield, Nottinghamshire, said: ‘I wear it every day. My taweez means a lot to me and I think she should have asked my parents before making me take it off.’
It was teacher’s fault! And now I can play with my necklace in class whenever I want and not suffer the consequences because they would be an insult to the beliefs of my, and my parents, Dark Ages religion including the bits they make up as they go along.
Headteacher Steve Jones said: ‘After speaking to Mr Tariq about his daughter, we decided Saniya could keep her necklace on in school, under her polo shirt, apart from the PE and swimming lessons.
He’s talking like the child is a special, one-off case. Here’s news for you Steve Jones, she isn’t and she won’t be. Not now you have sold out your school rules. You should have told Tariq to go up himself. Instead you have let an Islamic genie out of the bottle that will be used against other schools now that you have set a precedent.
We would always consider exemptions on the basis of religious principles.
Then why bother having a school policy at all if any Tom, Dick or Tariq can come along and bend it to suit their own religious prejudices?
Indeed, in Saniya’s case, we were able to reach a compromise with Mr Tariq.’
So the child can remove the necklace but only when the father dictates to the school she can? And this is called “compromise” is it?
Other parents gathered at the school gates gave mixed opinions on the incident.
One mum, whose son goes to the school, but did not wish to be named, accused the head of caving in and bending the rules.
Bending the rules in this way is a smack in the face to everyone who abides by the rules. I wouldn’t want to send my kids to any school that prefers to undermine its own staff and policy to suit the unreasonable demands of one religiously intolerant individual.
She said: ‘It is ridiculous that they felt threatened enough to change the rules like this.
If it was a lad with a Christian cross and he was messing with it then I am almost certain the rules wouldn’t have been bent to let him wear it.
And, quite probably, would have been told not to misbehave in class if he went home and whinged to his parents about it.
At the end of the day if the girl is messing with the chain and it is distracting her or others from working then that’s why the rules are there.
Quite. If this lady gets it why didn’t the school?
Another father said: ‘I agree it was wrong as it does mean that much to them as a religion.
Actually it doesn’t mean any such thing. If it did the Muslim professionally aggrieved posse would have potted this supposed “insult” by challenging school policies regarding “sacred” necklaces long ago. I suspect the Nottingham outbreak was down to a one man band. Expect this “sacred necklace” crap to go viral.
However, they have said she can wear it in class now – so surely that should be the problem resolved.
I have a sign that says Beware Low Flying Pigs he can stick at the bottom of his garden.