Darwin: six year old hijabbed Muslim girl banned from school bus

Some  would say it was the boys  fault. The boy, in this case,  (another six-year old) is called a ‘bully’ because he was teasing her about her hijab……

Andrew Bolt believes  Dakking makes her one of us

I approve of this assimilation:

A six-year-old Muslim girl has reportedly been suspended from a Darwin school bus after she pulled a boy’s pants down after he repeatedly teased her about her hijab.

Good on her. Dakking is so Australian, and so is a woman standing up for herself.

I beg to differ. Nothing makes a six-year old hijabbed Muslim girl “like us”. Tell me: am I wrong?

NT Muslim girl ‘pulls down bully’s pants

Muslim girl banned from school bus after she pulled a boy’s pants down

A six-year-old Muslim girl has been banned from a Darwin school bus after she pulled a boy’s pants down after he repeatedly teased her about her hijab.

Iran Ghavami was given a five day ban from Buslink after she sought revenge on the seven-year-old boy, who had been allegedly bullying her and telling her to take off the headscarf, theNT News reported.

The teasing made her “sad and angry at the same time”, motivating the Year One girl to take revenge.

The ban means Iran will be unable to get to her primary school, 30km away from their home in the NT town of Marrakai.

Her mother Lorraine Gerassimopoulos said the ban was a bit harsh for a six-year-old. “We would have preferred a warning so we could have sat down and talked about this incident but they are stopping her from going to school,” she said.

Buslink defended the five-day ban, saying it complied with the Territory’s Code of Conduct for School bus travel. The company did not say if the boy had also faced a ban.

Ninemsn, 20 October 2010

12 thoughts on “Darwin: six year old hijabbed Muslim girl banned from school bus”

  1. Marrakai is on the edge of the Djukbinj National Park – the school is 30km away (Fogg Dam), but daddy drives taxis & family only has one car. Judging from the map of Marrakai, I doubt daddy would make much money driving cabs there, & is more likely to drive past Fogg Dam to McMinns Lagoon or Palmerston & Darwin looking for a fare. Poor victims!

  2. @Mullah Lodabullah:
    I hope that was sarcasm. I am all for fining the parents for forcing a six year old to consider gender more important than her schooling.
    Covering her hair so that men are not sexual stimulated by a six-year suggests to me that her father is a pervert.

  3. I think I am beyond sarcasm, GSW – more like a state of bewilderment that muslims would come here as refugees and be accepted, while forcing us to change to accommodate them & their practices, while allah permits no such accommodation to [humans] where its followers have seized control. ([humans] – not ideal, but looking for an alternative to “muslim / non-muslim” currently in vogue)

  4. This incident ought never to have arisen in the first place. What the hell is a 6 year old doing wearing a hijab? The school ought to have banned this.

  5. Apparently the school name is Middle Point near Fogg Dam, and surprise:
    it is becoming more “culturally diverse” – looks like some sensitivity training coming up…

    http://www.schools.nt.edu.au/tegs/middlep/midd.htm

    The current enrolment is 25. Due to ongoing change in population groups Middle Point is now becoming a more culturally diverse school.

  6. A six year old should NOT be wearing muzz garb in Australia!! I would be very cautious about allowing muslims near Australian Aborigninal territory, While these folks can look after themselves, many of them are still vulnerable and open to abuse by the ROP.

  7. ” I beg to differ. Nothing makes a six-year old hijabbed Muslim girl “like us”. Tell me: am I wrong? ”

    Virgin Mary wore one, so I am not bent out of shape over hijab. 🙂

    Niqab…forget it !

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  9. I remember back in my School in the south of Sydney, sometimes my school mates and I got hassled and teased from the female muslim students who wore the hijabs, on our disabilities, one of my mates pulled off one of the student’s hijab, and then was sent to Detention. Now, I saw some comments in the newspapers, which backed and applauded this little girl, and even branded her as “true Aussie legend”. I wonder some people who wrote their stupid comment would think if I suggest that my friend who pulled off one of student’s hijab (after bullied us on our disabilities) should be branded as true Aussie legend?

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