British press unite in hysteria over jilbab

“Well it seems that the ‘fundamentalist threat’ to British state education has been averted yet again. Last week’s ruling against Shabina Begum’s fight to wear the jilbab to school has brought shrieks of joy from all the usual suspects – liberal pundits and right-wing columnists alike …”

Fareena Alam in the Times Educational Supplement, 25 June 2004.

Reproduced in Q News.