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Shaimaa Khalil discusses the rising trend in the UK of primary school girls wearing the hijab, whether there is a need for concern about this, and who, if anyone, has the right to decide what young girls wear.
A motion at the National Education Union’s annual conference has said that Ofsted’s stance on banning hijabs in schools risks community cohesion, with delegates commenting its ‘muscular liberalism’ is Islamophobic and racist.
The head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, has called for “muscular liberalism” in order to tackle ‘extremism’ in British schools. However, the organisation’s approach has been criticised for unfairly targeting the Muslim community and for promoting Islamophobia.
The head of Ofsted says the hijab “could be interpreted as sexualisation of young girls”.