Islamic dress code should be accommodated in schools
Irish Muslim Board call for Islamic dress codes by allowing girls to wear full-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts & headscarves- while at the same time requesting for clothes w crucifixes to be made ‘optional’ in interests of creating ‘greater inclusivity’
A Muslim campaign group says school uniforms should accommodate Islamic dress codes by allowing girls to wear full-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts and headscarves.
The Irish Muslim Board has also called for school uniforms which have crucifix symbols or images of saints to be made optional in the interests of creating greater inclusivity.
Dr Ali Selim of the Irish Muslim Board: the group says Muslim children can feel alienated at school, particularly in activities that revolve around Christmas such as nativity plays and carol services. Photograph: Alan Betson