Thursday, October 19, 2006

Veiled Teacher Loses but Gets £1,100

Aisha Azmi, the teacher who was suspended for refusing to remove her veil and thus being unable to teach, has lost her appeal. She had appealed to a tribunal on the grounds of religious discrimination. Her claims were dismissed. Nevertheless, she was awarded over £1,000 because the council was guilty of "victimising her". No explanation from the BBC what form this victimisation took. But another source reveals that it was for "injury to feelings".

The BBC once again used its infamous quotation marks:

Using quotation marks about the final decision of the legal system this country relies on is absurd and inexplicable, especially considering that there are no such marks surrounding the far more subjective words "veil row".