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.
Read more: British Muslim School Bans Women from Science Teacher Position.
We wouldn’t want those boys think that females are as smart as males, would we? Or be contaminated by being around a female other than ones in their family. That would be bidah according to sharia law.
A Kenton man accused of a sex attack in a five-star hotel in Kensington appeared in court today.
Ahmed Ahmed, of Bellamy House in Preston Hill, is charged alongside four other men in connection with the alleged attack at the Royal Garden Hotel in March last year. He is accused of charged with aiding and abetting sexual assault by another.
Four other men appeared alongside Ahmed at Hammersmith Magistrates Court. Hisham Abdel-Malek, 24, from Shepherds Bush, and Mohamed-akram Gournati, 24, from Earl’s Court, faces identical charges to Ahmed.
Mohammed Aneizi, 26, from Ealing, is accused of rape and Gurkhan Suleyman, 28, from Dorset, is charged with attempted rape.
Read the rest: Muslim Sex Attacks in British Hotel
The woman attacked was probably a Kafir (non-Muslim) since, her rape is permitted when jihad is being waged in a country.
With women obliged to sit yards behind chairs reserved exclusively for men, the photograph above shows the shocking reality of gender segregation at a British university.
It was taken earlier this year at a training course at Leicester University organised by its Islamic Society. The course was entitled Call Of Duty and it featured a guest speaker from a hardline Islamic group.
Rupert Sutton of campaign group Student Rights, which monitors campus extremism, said: ‘The obvious discrimination in this picture is what segregated seating can mean in practice – women pushed to the back of the hall, while men are given the best seats to see and hear the speaker.’
Read the rest: Islamic Gender Segregation at a British University
A doctor will go before medical watchdogs today accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient.
Dr Sureshkumar Vallabhdas Pandya, who practises in London, is said to have undertook the procedure, sometimes called female circumcision, which has been outlawed in the UK for the past 28 years.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is carried out for cultural, religious and social reasons and some traditions believe it will reduce a woman’s libido and discourage sexual activity before marriage.
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No one has ever been prosecuted for FGM in the UK.
Dr Pandya, who will go before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service sitting in Manchester later today, is also alleged to have provided inadequate pre and post operative care and his advice to the patient was misleading and dishonest.
Read the rest: Doctor in UK Accused of Female Genital Mutilation.
A major inquiry has been launched into female genital mutilation to ‘get to the truth’ about why no-one has been convicted three decades after it was made illegal.
Parliament’s powerful Home Affairs Select Committee is to challenge ministers and the police over why charges have never been brought against ‘cutters’ or families who arrange the surgery.
Prosecutors claim they are close to bringing the first FGM court case since the law was changed in 1985.
NHS staff, teachers and social workers will also be grilled in Parliament about what more they could do to curb the practice.
Committee chairman Keith Vaz said: ‘It is astonishing that since FGM was made a crime in 1985 nobody has been prosecuted.
‘This is a concern both to the diaspora communities and also the NHS and it is important that light is cast on this practice and action is taken,’ he told the Evening Standard.
‘That is why this committee is launching an inquiry into FGM. We are keen to hear from any victims and those who have been affected by this practice.’
‘I am keen to hear from people about their experiences and the committee is prepared to take evidence from anyone so that we can get to the truth.’
The committee’s call for evidence will ask for information about how widespread FGM is and what more could be done to stop it.
Last month FGM campaigner Leyla Hussein was left in tears after an experiment intended to assess the impact of political correctness on the fight against cutting saw 19 people sign a fake pro-FGM petition within 30 minutes.
Read the rest: Major British Inquiry into Female Genital Mutilation
Laura Wilson was just 17-years-old when she was stabbed to death next to a canal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in 2010.
This wasn’t a mugging gone wrong, or a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact, the mother-of-one was the victim of Britain’s first white honour killing. Her death was premeditated murder, plotted and committed by the boyfriend she was madly in love with.
Laura’s crime was to bring dishonour on her Muslim lover Ashtiaq Ashgar, 21, who is now serving a life sentence for the brutal murder.
Read more: British Teen Murdered by Muslim Boyfriend in Honor Killing
A woman was divorced on Sunday shortly after she returned home after giving birth to a baby girl. This was her third daughter.
Ghulam Muhammadabad police said Tabassum Bibi, a resident of Usman Ghani Town, married Muhammad Aamir six years ago. She said her husband and refused to let her in saying he had wanted a son. She said some relatives had intervened and convinced him to let her return home.
She said when she got pregnant the third time, he had threatened to kill the child if it was a girl.
Read the rest: Muslim divorces wife for bearing a daughter. (h/t to The Religion of Peace)
According to Sharia law, a husband can divorce his wife by repeating three times, “I divorce you.” From Reliance of the Traveller: a Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, Book N Divorce, n1.0; n2.1 – 3.5
Two men have been charged with offences including rape relating to the sexual exploitation of children in Bristol.
Mohammed Dahir, 21, faces a total of three charges. Jusef Abdirizak, 19, faces one charge.
Both men appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court and were remanded in custody until 28 November when they will appear at Bristol Crown Court.
They are the seventh and eighth men to be charged as part of Operation Brooke, Avon and Somerset Police said.
Mr Dahir, of Easton, Bristol, has been charged with one count of rape of a girl aged between 13 and 15, one count of causing/inciting a child aged 13 to 17 to prostitution and one count of aiding/abetting rape of a girl under 13.
Read the rest: Muslim Sexual Exploitation.
A 14-year-old girl from a Muslim family became pregnant after being taken to Pakistan by her father and forced to marry a man ten years older than her in “harrowing” circumstances, a High Court judge has said.
Mr Justice Holman ruled the girl would have to initiate proceedings herself to have the marriage nullified, despite a request from local authority officials who wanted a “declaration of non-recognition” of the marriage.
Her parents had emigrated from Pakistan to England and the girl’s father became a UK citizen more than 30 years ago, he said.
The teenager, who was born in Britain, was subjected to violence and a gun was produced.
The marriage was consummated following further “threats” two weeks after the ceremony and the girl became pregnant, he added.
Read the rest: 14-year-old-girl in Britain pregnant from forced marriage in Pakistan.
A new report is calling on medical professionals in England to take more of a hard-hitting role in putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM).
Released by professional bodies representing midwives, nurses, gynecologists and obstetricians, a groundbreaking report is urging medical professionals to treat patients who have been subjected to FGM, or female circumcision, as child abuse victims.
“Even though FGM is child abuse, it has not been our priority because most people have felt that it’s a cultural thing and an exotic thing that people from different countries practice,” Janet Fyle, professional policy advisor at the Royal College of Midwives — which contributed to the report — told the Thompson Reuters Foundation. “Young girls turn up in accident and emergency at age 10 with (urinary) problems and nobody does anything, nobody asks what’s going on, and no one has been prosecuted.”
Despite the fact that FGM was banned in the UK in 1985, the practice is still prevalent there.
In 2007, an estimated 66,000 women in England and in Wales had undergone FGM and over 24,000 girls under 15 were potentially at risk, according to a study released by Forward, a charity that works to improve the quality of life of African women and girls.
Read the rest: Report Urges Reporting Female Genital Mutilation as Child Abuse