Skip to comments.Moslem Mother is turned away from parentsí evening because she refused to remove full-face veil
Posted on 06/25/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by Cronos
Maroon Rafique missed an important talk concerning her son's university education because she would not remove the niqab
A mother was turned away from a parents’ evening because she was wearing a full-face veil.
Maroon Rafique, 40, was told that for the security and safety of children and teachers at the college there was a ban on any type of face coverings.
She was warned that unless she removed her full-face covering, known as the niqab, she would not be allowed into the college to attend.
In the end, a stunned Mrs Rafique was forced to call her husband, who took her place and went with their son Awais, 18.
Mrs Rafique, who has worn the niqab for seven years, said: ‘I’m born in this country and British. Why should what I wear offend anyone? I didn’t want to make any fuss. All I wanted was to find out the information to help my son go to university.
;I offered to sit at the back or at the front, anywhere where I wouldn’t be seen, if they thought I was going to offend anyone....
Mrs Rafique, of Whalley Range, Manchester, had been invited to attend the parents evening and talk about her son's education at The Manchester College.
But when the mother of two arrived she was apprehended by security staff in the lobby of the college’s Northenden campus.
Mrs Rafique, who is married to double-glazing firm boss Abdul, 40, and has a younger son, Ibrahim, 12, said she felt humiliated.
She added: I do get abuse every now and again in the street, which I just have to deal with. However, I was very surprised when I was treated this way by the college.
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a person wouldn't be allowed to walk in with a full-face helmet and not remove it
She achieved her goal, attaining victim status,and getting in the face of normal (civilized) people. bravo to the school for banning this attention hound!
“Mrs Rafique, who is married to double-glazing firm boss Abdul, 40, and has a younger son, Ibrahim, 12, said she felt humiliated.”
GET OVER IT.
she felt humiliated..
waaaaaaa waaaa.. evil America strikes again.. waaa waaaa
Try wearing a Jason-style hockey mask to a conference and see how people treat you.
Yes, I know this is in England. My comment stands. 8-|
How would you recognize your own wife with another man on the streets with this garb?
bleh, it was Abdul all along!
It appears someone at the school associates covered faces with potential violence or destruction. Not a totally unrealistic connection, although it overlooks the fact that most of the Sudden Jihad incidents and major terrorist attacks have involved young men, often college students, in Western clothes.
That is to say, it would make more sense for them to be worried about her son than about her.
So can I come in full body armor and a Gas Mask since they don't have Spartan armor yet?
Oh and I am also a member of the "Christian Sikh Religion" that I just made up so the "ceremonial weapon" I am commanded to carry has to be at least a rifle of some sort that can shoot a projectile at least 3X the speed of sound. You know for ceremonial reasons.
I guess the Jedi religion and it's counterpart the Sith Religion is very popular these days....
GET OVER IT.
Exactly! Security rules are there to protect everyone...even you....and this is an absolutely COMMON SENSE security rule.
She should be ashamed of herself.
I would add "remove her burkha" to that list too.
You have to admit ... things can get confusing for women wearing Muzzie garb.
Somebody needs to stop her!
This woman is a hardhead. It’s a SECURITY issue, not an issue of being offended.
It’s funny to me that the full-face veil is supposed to be meant to end any possibility of “allure” for those poor Muslim men who evidently live with a permanent four-hour Viagara erection. However, it seems these women most times take great pains to shadow and line their eyes with black kohl, smear on gobs of mascara, and paint their brows in a most alluring way.
niqab... That attire has to be frightening for little children. I wish the all knowing psychiatrists would do some research on how this affects kids. That alone must contribute to their insanity.
This is just another attempt at chipping away at the status quo to fit her (i.e., Muslim) needs. If she wants to constantly look like she's preparing to rob a bank, perhaps she should move to a country where everyone looks like a bank robber.