BIZPAC Review: Muslim Headwear Double Standard in U.K.
… brings up the image of the Airplane movies – old lady stopped at security and searched while people with machine guns and rocket launchers walk by, setting off the security alarm.
Bizpac Review reported on a U.K. story regarding a college student refusing to remove her hat inside a university building. Her reasoning: Muslim women are not required to remove their head coverings.
Student refuses to remove cap until Muslim women remove headgear
From Bizpac Review
By Michael Dorstewitz September 26, 2013
A student has been creating a hubbub at England’s Bromley College for the past year because of her refusal to doff her cap when inside the facility until Muslim women remove their own headgear.
Caroline Powell, 39, attends Greenwich University, which shares some of the facilities in Bromley College, according to Young Conservatives.
Powell said she won’t bow down to the “double standards” of being forced to remove her cap while Muslim women are allowed to wear headdresses.
“It started in September last year when I got stopped at the door by a woman and she said ‘you need to take your cap off,’ she told News Shopper, according to Young Conservatives “It is a small black leather cap but it’s part of my identity. She said ‘you need to take it off, they are the rules.’ A Muslim woman walked in behind me and I asked if she was going to ask her to take off her headdress.”
The Bromley official told Powell her cap has to be be removed for security reasons.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: The college advises that the removal of headgear is a security measure. Her being stopped at the door for her hat, while Muslim women with head covering walk by, brings up the image of the Airplane movies – old lady stopped at security and searched while people with machine guns and rocket launchers walk by, setting off the security alarm.
- Student refuses to remove cap in Bromley College unless Muslim women remove their headdresses (sitehighway.com)