A Muslim woman has been awarded more than Â£13,500 after she was sacked for refusing to wear a headscarf at the estate agency where she worked.
Ghazala Khan – a 31-year-old non-practising Muslim – was fired less than two weeks into her job at a company run by traditional Muslim businessman Masood Ghafoor simply because she refused to cover her hair. (Daily Mail)
Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab. Â “Moderate followers of Islam” (?) said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a “dangerous precedent” and that children attending such schools were being “brainwashed”. Â (Telegraph UK)
After fighting for life for five days, a teenage girl yesterday died of burn injuries inflicted on her by three youths for refusing to accept love proposal of one of the youths.
Aneza Akhter, 17, succumbed to her injuries at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit around 3:00pm. Seventy percent of her body was burnt. Read more…
A Pakistani woman has died in Italy after her husband beat her with a brick for opposing the arranged marriage of her daughter, triggering a wave of outrage among Italian politicians on Monday. (Telegraph UK)