‘Kids can now defy heads to wear burkha’

A sikh girl’s court victory yesterday means Muslim teens are now free to cover up with the burkha at school. Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, won the right to wear a Kara bracelet after being excluded for defying a schools ban on jewellery. A judge’s ruling that she had been the victim of unlawful discrimination could start a stampede of kids wearing religious clobber in class.

Lawyer Caroline Newman said: “A time is coming where Muslim girls will be allowed to wear a full burka as part of their uniform, though it might have to be in a colour to match. This decision brings us one step closer to that day.” The discrimination guru added: “It could open the floodgates for more religious clothing, jewellery and symbols to be allowed as long as they don’t incite racial hatred and are proportionate.”

Daily Star, 30 July 2008

And we can’t be having that, can we?