UK: Muslim school’s policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, Court of Appeal rules

An Islamic faith school’s policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, Court of Appeal judges have today ruled.

Three Court of Appeal judges in London overturned last year’s finding by a High Court judge that Ofsted was wrong to penalise the mixed-sex Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham.

Inspectors had found that separating the pupils – to the extent that they were forced to walk down different corridors – left them ‘unprepared for life in modern Britain’.

Ofsted also discovered that the school kept ‘offensive’ books in the library which advocated wife beating and forced sex – a fact the school was not challenging.

  • Sharkibark

    I am curious – how do they *know* if a girl is menstruating or not? Do they check daily or something, or is is a self-reporting sort of thing?

    • Millie_Woods

      I bet our prime minister can answer that question.

      • David Murrell

        I bet he can’t.

        • simus1

          Prince Chuck would be able to answer that, his interest in tampons is well known.
          Speaking about the item, it is of great interest to questioners on the internet if same is “halal or harim” with much open discussion. What is never discussed: “Is the product banned from being imported or manufactured in certain muslim countries as a sop to religious officialdom/ muslim fanatics?”
          Well, doh.

    • Tooth&Claw

      The girls are so heavily brain washed they believe they’re “dirty” when they menstruate, as well as believing they are unpeople.+ So they self segregate….how convenient!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Laws which will never be enforced are worse than nothing

  • simus1

    That school is located on the ancestral lands of the Gimmee Gimmee tribe, GLLKDW, prop.

  • Editor

    Well, I’m sure the muslim community will amend sharia law and the TDSB are going to change their policy right away in light of this decision.

  • Suz

    About gosh darn time a western court ruled against sharia law!! The rest of us need to launch a class action lawsuit against our Canadian school boards.