A Muslim girl claims she is "emotionally traumatised" because she has been banned from enrolling at a college apparently due to her refusal to take the veil off for Fraud identity purposes.
Assuming what has been reported is accurate, frankly in my opinion some Muslims are really beginning to take the piss out of the freedoms we ironically enjoy in this country which would never be provided in large parts of the so called Islamic world.
When Sister Shawana Bilqes claims Islam forbids her from taking off her veil I say bollocks. Where in Islam, the Quran or Sunnah does it say Muslim women should dress like Ninjas. Yes wearing the Hijab, simplicity, modesty, avoiding aggressively showing ones beauty are all within the tenets of Islam but this fad, that tends to stem from the backward up north brigade, who claim the veil is compulsory is bullshit.
While London Muslim does not support the rather extreme approach of Egyptian scholars who seem to get off forcing Muslim girls to take the veil off, what I do ask for, from some of our sisters is to use some bloody common sense particularly if a female has asked to see your face. "Traumatised", tell you what sister go and spend some time in Saudi or perhaps with the Taliban and then see what emotional state you are left in. The way some of our sisters carry on you would think they are being asked to take their bras off.