Muslim schools, hijab and Islamophobia in the UK

The Derby Free School row has exposed the level of antipathy that still exists in British society towards Islamic schooling.

In fact, along with Islamic women’s attire, it remains the issue most likely to incur the wrath of today’s Islamophobic inquisitors.

In the case of Al-Madinah Free School the two flashpoints have converged to form an almighty lightning rod for those seeking to prevent the Muslim community from exercising its legitimate religious and social rights.

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