Apparently Imperial College does not think so.
The Guardian: College security ban on hijabs and hoodies
Daily Mail: Students' fury at ban on hoodies and Islam veils
Imperial College Declares War on
"Clothing that obscures an individual's face is not allowed on any of the college's campuses. Employees and students should refrain from wearing clothing which obscures the face, such as a full or half veil, or hooded tops or scarves worn across the face."
It does not start with something big to lose the freedoms that we enjoy. The powers-that-be try to ban something small first. They wait and gauge the peoples' reactions. Then they move on to bigger and bigger freedoms. We had ASBOs in Britain for sometime now, where local councils can ban a person from listening to rock music on a certain bus. Then they moved on.
The Prime Minister Tony
They say we don't want people putting silly pieces of cloth in front of their faces. Remind me to tell that to the Queen next time she wears a net on her face at one of those races.
Now they moved on to a much smaller scheme. First they tried to ban people in hoods, then people in jilbabs and finally now the war has come to the hijab. It's time to make a stand.
Students are the voice of the democracy of the future. If they will not stand up when their own rights are being taken away, then something is wrong with democracy in that country.
It's not just some moz people who wear the hijab you know, some Christians do it as well. They are only following what the Bible told them, in First Epistle to Corinthions, chapter 11, verse 3-10. I searched for 'Mary Mother of Jesus' in Google images. After 10 pages I gave up. I was looking for a picture of Mary with her hair shown. Couldn't find it. There were some sites, but those open a lot of popups.
Mary and Mary in Passion Of The Christ
Mary and child
I was speaking with my friend Rashed this morning. He studies (too much in my opinion) at Imperial College. He told me students there were lining up to protest against this impediment of freedom. There was a non-Muslim guy standing in the freezing cold of London last evening, he said, trying to get people to sign the petition against this silly rule. He said it was really touching. And sad, because most other Muslims don't care. They don't wear hijab, it doesn't effect them.
They took the guy down the street away. I didn't care, I didn't know him. Then they took my class mate away, I didn't care as I didn't like him. Then they took my neighbour away, I didn't speak because I was afraid. Then they came to take me away, there was no one left to care. - on poster outside UofT Scarborough SAC office
This is not a pro-or-against hijab issue. This is an issue of rights.
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