Common sense is not so common after all, if Shahid Malik, the Muslim MP for Dewsbury, said that the ruling (suspending Aisha Azmi after refusing to take off her veil on religious grounds) was a “victory for common sense”
Azmi, is now suspended on full pay but has been awarded a meagre £1000 for “injury to her feelings”. Now lets, speaking hypothetically, assume that a Homosexual teacher was suspended from the same school. What do you think the consequences of such action would be? Would the school even dare to do that? I am sure it wouldn’t be hard to discern that the school would be slapped with a damning indictment of discrimination, homophobia, and a ordered to forke out a hefty sum!
Several tactless and badly informed minister have also now joined tha hate-the-veil bandwagon and making themselves idiotic spectacles for the Veil isn’t something that words and hate would force the chaste women to take off!