Ohio High School Invites All Female Students to Wear Islamic Head Covering – Then Cancels After Backlash

An initiative that encouraged female high school students to voluntarily wear a hijab — an Islamic head covering — during the school day on April 23, has been canceled following intense controversy, with the school’s principal issuing an apology to parents.

Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart of Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, officially announced the cancellation of the “Covered Girl Challenge” in an email that she sent to parents on Thursday night, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The initiative, organized by the Muslim Student Association, sparked backlash after a previous email was sent by school officials on Thursday morning that appeared to endorse the effort, leading McCarty-Stewart to later apologize to the community…

  • Alain

    Backlash? There should have been a riot and the hauling out of whoever made the ridiculous decision in the first place.

    • No one ever loses their job.

      • winniec

        I bet they got emails from around the world. We’re all fed up now after watching ISIS commit mass atrocities and crimes against humanity.
        No will ever again say that Islam is a religion of peace. Islam’s moral pass has been cancelled. The veil is MISOGYNY.

      • BillyHW

        That would hurt someone’s feelings.

    • BillyHW
  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘…we received many strong messages that made me reconsider the event’s ability to meet its objectives. ‘

    In other words, the narcissistic Muslims who came up with this idea didn’t anticipate any resistance to shoving their religion down everyone’s throats, and so the Principal has decided to step in and save them from reality.

    • winniec

      The Islamic veil says that all women MUST be controlled by MEN. The veil means the woman is a chattel. It is not a RELIGIOUS matter.
      The veil is about the man’s HONOUR! Period.

      • mobuyus

        Muslim men have no honour Period.

    • David Murrell

      Notice the dense, edu-crat prose here. We can only roll our eyes and shake our heads at language such as this.

  • winniec

    Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart, like Chamberlain, will never live down her mistake.
    She endorsed MISOGYNY, just as Neville Chamberlain endorsed FASCISM.
    Islam is misogyny AND fascism combined…theocratic fascism.

    • BillyHW

      Being a woman means never having to say you’re sorry.

  • pop

    Misogynistic school!

  • pop

    Yeah, why not have a stoning session as well?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

    • BillyHW

      And women’s suffrage is the death of it.

    • Islamonauseated

      Hear, hear! Well said, Norman.

    • Islamonauseated

      Freedom Isn’t Free.

      This is a truth so simply stated that I took this photo last fall when in Cortland, New York, close to Ithaca. (Note: I had to crop and reduce the memory to under 2 mg. The original features a bench at a Vietnam Memorial in Cortland.)

  • BillyHW

    Female principal with hyphenated name.

    • Minicapt

      … blonde …


      • BillyHW

        Sounds like a perfect storm.

      • mobuyus

        Turn her upside down you get a brunette with bad breath.

  • mauser 98

    2 steps forward,1 step back

  • tom_billesley

    For a taste of salafist culture the girls would be locked out of school for the day.

    • Blacksmith

      Made to sit in the back of the room behind the males and behind a curtain.

  • David Murrell

    So Mason High school has a Muslim Student Association, a group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. What is this world coming to?

  • roccolore

    The same idiots who defend this are the ones who ban Bibles.

  • Blacksmith

    These same leftist would be screaming bloody murder if you wore a crucifix to school, what happened to their separation of church and state?

  • Hard Little Machine

    The upside is that everyone could have also claimed to be transgender empowered and had a great big multisexual love pile assault in the trans rest room.