Muslim teaching assistant Aishah Azmi won £1,100 for hurt feelings after she was suspended for refusing to remove her veil in class. She said: “I would just like people to understand that the veil doesn’t act as a barrier.”
KEELEY HAZELL – UK’s favorit side 3 pige prøver at gå med niqab (ansigtsslør), hijab (tørklæde) and jilbab (kropsdragt):Her er hendes reaktioner:
It’s not fair to expect children to understand why their helper wants to hide her face from them. I immediately feel claustrophobic as the veil covers my nose and mouth — I can hardly breathe. When I do take a breath the material is sucked into my mouth and nostrils and I feel as if I am forced to breathe in stale air.
Driving is a nightmare. It takes a few minutes before I set off to make sure my movements are not restricted by the shapeless, black clothes — but still I feel my vision is restricted and my hearing is dangerously impaired.
I can’t even drive with a baseball cap on, let alone all this.The thought of trying to navigate the car without all my senses about me is pretty scary. As a result I find I drive a lot slower than usual and daren’t put the radio on. I’m glad I don’t have to go far because I’m sure I would crash.
People in the supermarket seem to be too focused on filling their baskets to even notice me but the dress itself is causing me problems.
Every time I bend down to pick something up or reach up to a high shelf, my niqab slips and I have to put down whatever I’m trying to buy and rearrange my clothes.At this rate it would take an age to do a weekly shop when all I ever want to do is get in and out as quickly as possible.
I decide to abandon the shopping and head off for lunch. Already I feel excluded from the rest of society as I am hiding away from everyone else. As a man moves out of the way to let me pass I smile in thanks — but afterwards I realise he wouldn’t have seen my expression and probably assumed I was being impolite.
McDonald’s is nearby so I pop in hoping a milkshake will fill me up. As soon as I sit down I realise I can’t drink in public and remain covered.
Leaving the tasty food behind is torture but I have no choice and I soldier on without so much as a glass of water — aside from the inconvenience I don’t think it’s healthy to be this thirsty.
I eventually visit a coffee shop — but have a similar problem. I’m unable to drink without lifting my head gear.
I feel like an outcast whose feelings just don’t matter as people make no attempt to hide their disapproving stares.
Overall, I think it would be a terrible way to live.
I can’t communicate properly with anyone around me and avoid talking to anyone because I feel as if I am being rude.
I’m normally quite a chatty person but as my facial expressions are hidden
I can’t respond to what people are saying to me or demonstrate any sort of emotion.
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Nej det er tydeligt, at dragten ikke virker som en barriere. Kære Keeley du skal bare gå med den 3-4 år, så kommer det af sig selv.
Hvis det er så farligt for muslimske mænd at se på utildækkede kvinder – ja hvorfor går de så ikke med bind for øjnene – det var da nemmere for alle parter.