Skip to comments.Egyptian teacher 'cut hair of schoolgirls who refused to cover heads'
Posted on 10/17/2012 6:57:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the father of one girl said on Wednesday.
The governor of Luxor province where the incident occurred called the teacher's actions shameful and said she had been transferred to another school. But rights groups say that some Islamic conservatives have been emboldened by the success of groups like Muslim Brotherhood and the ultraconservative Salafi trend in parliamentary and presidential elections and have been increasingly brazen about forcing their standards on other Egyptians.
The incident follows a surge in legal cases against Egyptians, mostly Christians, who allegedly showed contempt for religion.
It also comes amid a fierce debate over how the role of religion will be defined in the country's new constitution. The preponderance of Islamists on the panel drafting the document has alarmed liberals and religious minorities.
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There are times when I hear utterings from the women’s advocacy groups, and wish they’d pay attention to how much better their lives are here, than they would be in other nations.
It won’t be long before they will give a teacher like this a medal instead of a transfer.
Egypt is done and, it’s on it’s last breaths now.