Nursery worker banned from wearing Islamic dress because it is ‘tripping hazard’

Models display designer abayas. Source.

A Muslim woman has lost her legal battle to wear a style of traditional Islamic dress at a nursery as it was a “tripping hazard” for children and staff.

Tamanna Begum wanted to wear a flowing, head-to-toe jilbab gown to Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery in Ilford, Essex.

She wore her full-length outfit at her interview, where a manager offered her an apprenticeship but asked if she could wear a slightly shorter jilbab that did not extend over her feet when she joined.

Ms Begum, a devout Sunni Muslim, said that she would discuss the request with her family…

  • bob e

    this has to be a model .. slim & demure. not exactly like your
    everyday tomatoe shaped muslima with a fat face ..

  • Waffle

    Where are the Kalishnikovs? (vital fashion accessory)

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I can see that whore’s wrists, and the tops of her feet!

    • Frau Katze

      I think those models would be unacceptable in Saudi Arabia. They’re from a marginally more liberal place I suspect.

      • Martin B

        And those certainly aren’t abayas of any sort. Abayas cover up faces entirely except for the eyes.

        • Minicapt

          The ‘abaya’ is a cloak or overdress and covers from neck to foot; the ‘hijab’ is the scarf covering the hair, the ‘niqab’ is the scarf and face-veil.


          • Gaian

            Fancy names for a garbage bag.

  • eMan14

    I’d think hard and long before I would hire a Muslim. The potential hassles are not worth it.

  • cmh

    devout sunni muslims don’t belong in england, they belong in sodom arabia.

  • pop

    And, look like a slut? No way! It’s better that infidels don’t see my face! Especially, kids.

  • Gaian

    Why would anyone want an islamic pervert anywhere near defenseless babies?

  • tom_billesley

    UK newspaper having the usual difficulty with mahometan names. There’s no such thing as a “Ms Begum”. Begum is a term of repect attached to a woman’s given name – in this case Tamanna. It’s like saying “Ms. Madam” or “Ms. Lady”. The other term you see is “Bibi”, also not a name.

    I see she wants to discuss hemlines “with her family”. Wearing a black sack is, we are always told, entirely the personal choice of an individual muslima and not at all dictated by males in the family.