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Muslim student, 18, banned from college because she refuses to remove her burka
dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 23, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/23/2009 2:50:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A burka-wearing student has been banned from enrolling at a college after staff claimed the Muslim garment was a barrier to ‘safety and communication’.

Shawana Bilqes, 18, was forced to abandon her learning plans after she refused to remove the head-to-toe gown which reveals only her eyes.

She had been asked to show her face as a check to avoid identity fraud in case she was posing as someone else.

But when she explained she could not due to her religious belief she was forced off her Access course for an HE Diploma at Burnley College, Lancashire.

Today Miss Bilqes said: ‘It is my choice to wear the veil.

‘I live around the corner from the college in an area where there are so many practising Muslims.

‘I tried to compromise but they wouldn’t. The college sent me a latter to say I could continue with my course if I stopped wearing the veil.

‘We are in the 21st century and we get people from all walks of life. I’m in the police cadets as well and yet it’s not a problem wearing the veil there.’

Miss Bilqes was approached by a member of staff as she arrived at the college at the start of term to book in on her first day of study.

Now the school leaver is faced with looking elsewhere to gain her qualifications.

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1 posted on 10/23/2009 2:50:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Muslim student, 18, banned from college because she refuses to remove her burka”

What the hell is a jawa chick doing in college anyway?


3 posted on 10/23/2009 2:51:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (Thank YOU George Bush, for giving us the GOP of today!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The burka is ROUTINELY used as a disguise in the middle-east.

This is a complete no-brainer.

She’s not a victim. She’s provoker and a subversive, and the members of her family should be investigated.


4 posted on 10/23/2009 2:53:12 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I tried to compromise”????

muzzies never compromise—they just blow up.


5 posted on 10/23/2009 2:55:19 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
‘We are in the 21st century and we get people from all walks of life.

Not all of us are in the 21st century...

6 posted on 10/23/2009 2:56:30 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Muslim student, 18, banned from college because she refuses to remove her burka>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

She took everything else off but?

The Muslim gang she runs with needs to be destroyed.

Then she will be free.

7 posted on 10/23/2009 2:58:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Grunthor

Yeah!
Why was she even allowed to attend HS?!


8 posted on 10/23/2009 2:58:37 PM PDT by Muzzle_em (O crap!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This ain’t Iran. Take off your space suit, toots, and we don’t have a problem. Besides, devout muslim chicks are supposed to be committed to idiocy. What’s she doing in college? She be lucky if some religion of peace nut doesn’t blow her to smitereens.


9 posted on 10/23/2009 2:58:51 PM PDT by youngidiot (Shut up)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is a very good reason why these women need to cover up.

10 posted on 10/23/2009 2:59:44 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: All
SNIPPET from post no. 1:

"I’m in the police cadets as well and yet it’s not a problem wearing the veil there.’"

11 posted on 10/23/2009 3:01:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She could always return to her native hell hole to attend college in the outfit of her choice. Oh wait. They do not allow women to attend college. Let me start again. She could always return to her native hell hole.


12 posted on 10/23/2009 3:01:50 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

13 posted on 10/23/2009 3:06:45 PM PDT by red-dawg (If you don't like the constitution, move to a country with one you like. LEAVE OURS ALONE.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess the solution would be for the “Filth of Islam” to have their own colleges for women just like in Tehran, she could do online classes with on ground interviews and follow-ups to verify her activities.

Or in the alternative join the 2200 Century and get a real life. I have never met anyone in any religion in a Western country that does not appreciate modern conveniences and freedoms offered; in most cases they all drive nice cars, have cable/Dish HDTVs, Cellular Phones and computers without putting a bag over their heads.


14 posted on 10/23/2009 3:07:16 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

15 posted on 10/23/2009 3:07:30 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it’s a matter of faith, I’m sure her deity will work it all out for her.

Don’t they teach prayerful waiting in that religion?

OK, I’m done being catty.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 3:15:13 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Obama = Nixon II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...the Muslim garment was a barrier to ‘safety and communication’.”

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Wait until the first burka goes BOOOOM!! somewhere inside a shopping mall and kills a number of people. It’s only then that they will outlaw the wearing of it. Until that time, hope you won’t be one of the first victims.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 3:15:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Erase Socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Burka off Bitch


18 posted on 10/23/2009 3:18:02 PM PDT by albie
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To: red-dawg

The passport picture is a bit fuzzy.


19 posted on 10/23/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Erase Socialism)
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To: Cindy

I’ll bet the police cadets won’t let a woman wear a cross. But they’ll let her completely hide her face.

Welcome to Eurabia.

BTW, if she only wanted to wear the headdress that covered her hair but left her face exposed (niqab, I think?), I’d have no problem with her leaving it on and attending college. But there’s nothing wrong with her having to expose her face—that’s just common sense.

}:-)4


20 posted on 10/23/2009 3:18:43 PM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Shawana Bilqes”

They misspelled her name. It’s “Shawana Bilgewater.”.”


21 posted on 10/23/2009 3:27:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am SO ok with this decision. draw a line, stop it right now. you want to live in a sand pit? go home.


22 posted on 10/23/2009 3:34:16 PM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have no problem with her being banned. I do not have any use for Muslims.


23 posted on 10/23/2009 3:46:42 PM PDT by dbeall
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To: Muzzle_em

I can’t figure it out, isn’t there a “man-made honor incident” in her future?


24 posted on 10/23/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT by Grunthor (Thank YOU George Bush, for giving us the GOP of today!)
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To: La Lydia

I think she is already in her native land.

Look at the name Shawana Bilges.

I would guess she is a black woman, one of Farrakhans kool-aid drinkers.


25 posted on 10/23/2009 3:49:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: red-dawg

This is just too eerie to believe it’s true.


26 posted on 10/23/2009 4:51:54 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brain-numbed Muslimah.


27 posted on 10/23/2009 4:52:48 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brain-numbed Muslimah.


28 posted on 10/23/2009 4:53:01 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Venturer

This is happening in a relatively Farrakhan-free area, the UK, and her name is Turkish. She might have been born there, but I would bet money her parents were. Also, there is a picture at the link, although all you can see is her eyes and some skin.


29 posted on 10/23/2009 5:36:59 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We have a house in Turkey (Muslim Country)and the wearing of the veil in any Government building is banned by law this includes schools and colleges and is strictly enforced so if this girl wants to cover up let her go to a country where it is acceptable to do it


30 posted on 10/24/2009 9:22:09 AM PDT by grizzlybear121
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