Friday, October 19, 2012

Egyptian Teacher Punishes Girls Who Refused To Wear Hijab

Two young girls in the Luxor province of Egypt had their hair chopped off by a teacher because they refused to cover their heads. I'm not sure if the 12-year-olds were Christians or whether they were Muslims who just chose to not wear the hijab, but either way it's outrageous. Of course, what do you expect from a country that now has the Muslim Brotherhood in control.

In the village of Qurna in Luxor province, 300 miles south of Cairo, father Berbesh Khairi el-Rawi said the teacher forced the two girls to stand with their hands above their heads for two hours and then cut their hair in their school.

He said he filed a complaint after the incident with the prosecutor's office in Luxor.

The prosecutor's office declined to comment on the case.  Provincial governor Ezzat Saad confirmed the teacher had been transferred for a "shameful" act but did not otherwise comment.

The teacher told the Egyptian semi-official newspaper al-Ahram that the amount of hair she cut off of the girls' heads "did not exceed two centimetres".

Abu Bakar was quoted as saying she only resorted to cutting her students' hair after warning them repeatedly to cover their heads. After these repeated warnings, a student handed her scissors from his bag, and that he and other students asked her to "implement" her threats. Ziad Abdel Tawab of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights said the incident was alarming but not surprising.

"Whether in schools or outside schools, the general sentiment is that any abusive action, if it is justified as protection of Islam, is tolerable," he said
What next, are they going to start chopping off the heads of women and young girls who don't comply?

And why wasn't the teacher fired instead of being transferred to another school where she can bully more kids.

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