South Australia’s biggest Islamic school warns Muslim and non-Muslim teachers that they’ll be fired if they don’t wear hijab to school functions

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Obama boasted in his submission speech in Cairo in 2009 about protecting women who want to wear hijab in the U.S. Who is bothering them? The real problem is the women around the world, including non-Muslims, who have been threatened and even killed for not covering their heads. Obama say, "Respect it!"

South
Australia's biggest Islamic school warns Muslim and non-Muslim teachers
that they'll be fired if they don't wear hijab to school functions
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"Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the
freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in
every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders.
That's why the United States government has gone to court to protect the
right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who
would deny it." — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

But who will go to court, in the U.S. or Australia or anywhere else, to protect the right of women and girls not to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it?

"Teachers at Islamic College of South Australia's West Croydon campus ordered to wear hijab or face sack," by Bryan Littlely in The Australian, February 11 (thanks to Kenneth):

An Adelaide Islamic school wants its teachers to wear the hijab for school functions, or they could be sacked.

SOUTH Australia's biggest Islamic school has warned teachers,
including many non-Muslims, that they will lose their jobs if they do
not wear a hijab to school functions and outings.

Up to 20 non-Muslim female teachers, who do not wish to be named,
have been told they will be sacked from the Islamic College of South
Australia's West Croydon campus after three warnings if they do not wear
a headscarf to cover their hair.

The order, from the school's governing board and chairman Faruk Kahn,
contradicts the policy of the Australian Federation of Islamic
Councils.

Mr Kahn yesterday referred The Advertiser to AFIC for comment on the
matter. "I have no comment … I think you better go to AFIC, they are
the only ones that are to make comment," Mr Kahn said.

School principal Kadir Emniyet did not return calls.

AFIC assistant secretary Keysar Trad said the policy was at odds with
the national federation, but it was powerless to intervene.

"I'm aware there's a policy at that school with respect to the scarf," Mr Trad said.

"The AFIC policy is not to require any teacher to observe the hijab.
In SA, the board itself has decided they want to operate in their way
and we are not allowed to interfere in the matter.

"We maintain that staff should dress modestly but not be required by the nature of policy to wear the hijab."

Mr Trad said that matters of unfair dismissal resulting from teachers
disobeying the school's hijab policy should be referred to Fair Work
Australia.

"It's confusing for our children to see their teachers wearing the
scarf in school and then they take it off when they are out shopping and
the children see them there," he said.

"It is also a respect thing for our staff. If they are not Muslim they should not be forced to dress as Muslim."

One long-term teacher at the Islamic College of SA said a new school board was now "forcing teachers to put hijabs back on".

"There's no discussion … you wear it or you're fired," the teacher
said. "The teachers have always adhered to the policies and we are
respectful of that.

"We are respectful of their religion but they are not going to respect us."

Ain't that always the way.

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  • http://datechguyblog.com datechguy

    As this is a private religious school I’m less bothered by this. As long as Catholic Schools & Protestant Schools can set standards for the staff consistent with the religious norms set by the school it’s not an issue.
    But if the rules are not the same or if Islamic schools are allowed this contrary to Australian law, then it’s submission and must be fought.

  • Oren Elbaz

    “Wear a Hijab or face sack”?
    Since a Hijab IS a “face-sack”,
    I guess the poor teachers have no alternatives other than to cover themselves with those face-sacks…

  • NY Conservative

    Here’s a novel idea: Find another job, infidels!! No infidel should aid or abet the Muslim invasion in any way manner or form. Let these savages hire only stupid Muslim teachers; their religion ensures that they will never progress. Surely there must be enough jobs in Australia that no one should be desperate enough to have to teach these savages. Never yield to their dhimmi rules. By wearing a hijab that is exactly what you are doing – yielding to these savages – and IN YOUR OWN WESTERN COUNTRY!!!
    And here’s another novel idea: STOP IMPORTING THESE INVADERS!! THEY CONTRIBUTE NOTHING TO YOUR COUNTRY. THEY ARE ONLY TAKERS!!

  • http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c60bf53ef017ee873236f970d Mina

    This is discrimination, harrassment and bullying at its max. We don’t tell these muslim teachers who come to teach an non muslim schools that they must remove their head scarf? Then why should we be forced to wear one? Cannot wait to see justice as these “Know it all” preachers are the ones discriminate against not us.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/ahmadiftikhar Iftikhar Ahmad

    Salaam
    Islam is one of the perfect religion in this world, it have given right to ever one, to parents, to husband, to wife, to the world each person .. so whey should the non Muslim LOOK ISLAM weird.. it is one of the fardh in islam for women to wear hijab/nikab, because if we see, a women degnity is in veil, not in to show and expose,,,, just go around and compare some of the minor thing with non muslim,, you will get know each and every thing.. Quran
    Its strange how the number of burka wearers are increasing in the UK. I guess it must be those evil husbands forcing them into it. Hmm, but I guess this still doesn’t explain why British women are converting to Islam. The message that the French Government is clearly sending out is that they will not tolerate let alone respect the choice of a person living in France to wear what they wish to wear. Can they look into each and every women’s heart who wears the veil to confirm that it was forced upon her by a man? This argument is completely baseless. Does President Sarkozy really believe that he has given back all Muslim women their ‘lost dignity’ by banning the veil? I sincerely hope that the British Government and British citizens will continue to uphold its long history of freedom of expression and religion which has made it such a tolerant and multicultural society in which every citizen is respected.
    We should have a burka week in the UK, where all women experience the joy in wearing a Burka. (Optional of course). There is already too much Hate in the UK. Lets promote the idea that diversity is good. There are a lot of reasons being cited for banning the Burka. However what people are failing to realise is that banning the burka and other religous freedoms is that this is an attack on british values as well as others religous values.
    If the british want their values to be hijacked by right wing extremists like those in france then don’t complain when there is no longer any freedoms is Britian. It is these extremists who are destroying Britian. I hate the idea of a government legislating about what a person can and cannot wear
    I’d just like to point out to people unfamiliar with the Qur’an that there’s nowhere in the Qur’an that tells Muslims how to pray or when to pray, although it is acknowledged that there are clear guidelines on how to do this. It was the function of the Prophet, peace by up him, to explain the Qur’an.
    But back to the niqab. Here is a translation of Sura 33, verse 59 “Prophet tell your wives, your daughters and women believers to make their outer garments hang low over them so as to be recognised (as Muslims) and not insulted …” (M.A.S. Abdel Haleem). Let’s look at the relevant words in Sura 24, verse 31 from the same translator: “And tell believing women that they should …. let their headscarves fall to cover their necklines.”
    If you were to look at a range of Qur’an translations, you would notice a slight variation in the wording due to the complexity of the Arabic language. This is why we have Muslim scholars to put the verses into a context and explain exactly what they mean in the light of the Sunnah (things the Prophet, peace be upon him, said and did). Most scholars agree that the women closest to the Prophet, peace be upon him, started covering their faces after these verses were revealed.
    Okay, so the civilised western people in UK/Europe want to help Muslim women? but… how can the West be trusted to “help” anyone when they’ve invaded Muslim countries (Iraq/Afghanistan) and killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims women and children included? Muslims wont trust people who kill them… simple fact.
    I do not want to live in a country where a form of clothing is banned by the government. The Burka should never be banned in the UK. They have no right to tell people what they should or should not wear. that is personal freedom.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

  • ishkabibul

    Islam -claims it follows the law -of the land -it does but when there is a conflict between -sharia -Gods law and the law of the land -sharia wins-forcing non muslims to wear muslim clothing is -wrong and hope fully -ignored -legally they cannot force the issue and it must be reported to the government department concerned.