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Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
he felt much more comfortable dealing with people with their faces uncovered.
Cross row stokes Christian anger
British Airways has asked a Christian member of staff to conceal her cross necklace because it contravenes the company's uniform policy. But has it added to a sense of unease among Christians?
Originally posted by infinite
This idea by Labour that we can tell people what to wear and how they pratice their religion is going to back-fire
"PC politics" is getting very stupid now.
Christmas is going to be very interesting this year
i remember Skynews were VERY strong on Christianity during Easter and ran numerous specials each day.
And if the Government is planning to seperate Church and State, expect choas.
Phil Woolas told the Sunday Mirror that Aishah Azmi, 23, had "put herself in a position where she can't do her job".
Meanwhile, Labour MP for Dewsbury Shahid Malik said the volume of Muslim stories was having a corrosive impact.
His comments were supported by shadow home secretary David Davis who, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, questioned whether a form of "voluntary apartheid" was being inadvertently encouraged.
THE backlash against the veil grew yesterday as it was banned from hospitals.
Muslim medical students were barred from wearing it when they talk to hospital patients.
The move was ordered to "help to aid good communications" between Muslim medical students, their colleagues and patients.
Originally posted by Odium
Just like many non-muslims use scarves and hoods.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
My questions would be oks, ban Muslim medical students from wearing veils in certain areas, should this not also apply to wearing religious symbols?
The Gov hasn't "banned" anything.
There has been no law passed banning the veil.
It is however quite normal, proper and within the competence of various organisation (private and public, commercial and voluntary) to insist on certain standards and types of 'dress', which is what has happened at that school and with those medical students.
The bar on a full-face veil was ordered at Birmingham University school of medicine. Chiefs decided that Islamic women can cover their faces in lectures and around campus but not in the "clinical environments" of hospital buildings and GPs’ surgeries.
I'd also be very wary of the Daily Mail as a source though, that ex-Hitler supporting rag is renowned for outrageous slant and bias here.
But generally speaking I find the 'defense' of what is and has been all too often a means of oppressing and repressing women thoroughly distasteful.....and, considering the quarters some of it has come from, quite bizarre too.
Ms Azmi was today awarded £1,100 for "injury to feelings" after she succeeded in her claim of victimisation.
She was awarded £1,000 and an extra £100 because the respondent failed to comply with the statutory grievance procedure.
Directly discriminated against her on the grounds of her religious belief. - Was Dismissed
Indirectly discriminated against her by applying a provision - Was Dismissed
Subjected her to detriments - Was Dismissed
Subjected her to a course of conduct - Was Dissmiees
She succeeded only in her final claim, that of victimisation, - Was Up Held
It's one thing to choose 'God' for yourself but to inflict your religious views & attitudes (her own projection of religious discrimination?) upon children and possibly harm their potential in life is IMO completely outrageous.
But Dewsbury Labour MP Shahid Malik told the BBC: "I would appeal to Mrs Azmi now just to let this thing go. There is no real support for it......
......Mr Malik told BBC Look North the tribunal ruling was "absolutely spot on".
"I have got Muslim parents in my constituency who have said that they wouldn't send their children to a school where the teachers wore veils while they were teaching.
"I just think there is very little support for this, she is very isolated and it would be healthy all round if she just let it go and just accept the tribunal result," he told BBC Radio Leeds."
Too many politicians are "piling in" to the debate on Muslim women who wear full-face veils, the Tory leader says.
David Cameron told ITV1's Frost Tonight he was concerned British Muslims were left feeling "slightly targeted".
But Mr Cameron said he sympathised with the school that suspended a teaching assistant who wore her veil in class.