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The British Muslim schools where EVERY pupil is forced to to wear the veil – and Ofsted inspectors have approved them

Daily Mail
By Laura Clark

At least three Muslim faith schools are forcing girls as young as 11 to wear face-covering veils with the blessing of Ofsted inspectors, it emerged yesterday. One of the schools insists that fees are paid in cash and warns parents against speaking to the local education authority.

All three schools have been approved by education watchdog Ofsted, which inspects private faith schools to ensure they prepare pupils for life in modern Britain and ‘promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions’.

The schools’ dress codes yesterday provoked anger among mainsteam Muslims, who warned that pupils were in danger of being ‘brainwashed’.

The three schools causing concern were Madani Girls’ School in Tower Hamlets, East London, Jamea Al Kauthar, in Lancaster and Jameah Girls’ Academy in Leicester.

All three are independent, fee-paying, single-sex schools catering for girls aged 11 to 18.

They insist that when girls are travelling to and from school they wear the niqab, a face veil leaving the eyes exposed, or the head-to-toe burka, which covers the eyes with a mesh screen.

School uniform rules listed on Madani’s website have been removed but an earlier version, seen by the Sunday Telegraph, said: ‘The present uniform conforms to the Islamic Code of dressing. Outside the school, this comprises of the black Burka and Niqab’ (…)

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