The Virtual Mosque

The Niqab and burqa

Are Women Obliged To Cover Their Whole Bodies? A few days ago Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, said that he supported the headteachers and principals who tried to ban Muslim students and teachers from wearing a niqab or a burqa to school. He went on to say that school inspectors should downgrade schools where students or teachers wear [...]


Another MP jumps on the Burka bandwagon

Richard Drax, the newly elected Conservative MP for South Dorset has spoken out against the veil, worn by some Muslim women. “Let’s face up to it, burkas should now be banned,” Mr Drax said in a column for the Daily Echo’s sister title, the Dorset Echo. So much for the personal freedom that each individual in the West is supposed to [...]