Bearded Muslim pupil at Accrington school allowed to return
One of two teenage boys taken out of a school after refusing to shave off their beards is allowed to return to school on Monday.
The 14-year-old Muslim pupils at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington said it was part of their faith to keep their facial hair.
Governors said one boy could return after talks with Muslim leaders, but the policy has not changed.
The case of the second boy is unresolved.–Continue reading the main story
(Islamic) fairytales for impressionable little hijabisÂ
I know howÂ influential princess cultureÂ can be and how important it is to have Muslim representation and alternatives in children and young adult literature. And as the author shared with me through private correspondence:
“I am acutely aware that our children live in a world where there is a hegemony of secularism and a breeding of Islamophobia. Islam is an emancipatory way of life, if we can demonstrate that through stories, I think it’s a good thing.”
Twerkers are different. They bring everyone’s interest down to the lowest common denominator, which is shared by all regardless of language, religion or color, as they shake down the chains of bourgeois conventions with the gyrating thrust of lower fleshy extremities.–MORE >>