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Saturday, 27 January 2018
Hate probe as former mayor calls headmistress who banned the hijab in primary school an 'evil racist'
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This is the former mayor of Muslim controlled Blackburn in Lancashire, not the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, whose opposition to the proposed megamosque also brought him criticism from the agents of islamisation. From the Daily Mail

Salim Mulla is accused of being part of a hate campaign that targeted primary school headmistress Neena Lall.

As part of attempts to help children integrate into British society, she banned the Islamic headscarf and fasting for pupils under eight at St Stephen’s Primary in Newham, East London.

But the school is said to have been bullied into reversing the move after it received ‘ridiculous oppression and intimidation’ in emails and online comments from around the country.

Mr Mulla, a serving Labour councillor in Blackburn – some 240 miles away – is accused of being part of a campaign that led to Miss Lall caving in and her chairman of governors resigning.

In one Facebook post, he wrote: ‘Work needs to be done to get this evil woman out of school. She must go. She is racist bigot.’

Mr Mulla, who was mayor four years ago, was suspended by the Labour Party in 2016 over alleged anti-Semitic posts online. He was reinstated last year after being cleared by an investigation.

It follows revelations that Labour councillors who campaigned against the school ban have ties to the hardline Islamic group Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), which claimed credit for the U-turn. MEND says its aim is to encourage Muslims to become more active in public life, but has been linked with speakers who have promoted jihad and homophobia.

Mr Mulla yesterday stood by his comments about Miss Lall, who is a Sikh. He said: ‘I think she was racist; she doesn’t understand the religion because she is not part of that religion. I spoke as an individual, I did not make the comment as a councillor or former mayor.’ I thought she was Sikh from her name, and her bearing (open, forthright, couragous) but didn't know for definite. And as for her not understanding islam, I believe she understands Islam only too well.  ‘I stand by the comment about the racist element, but I probably would retract that [calling Miss Lall evil].’

St Stephen’s, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted, reversed the ban last week. Miss Lall, 50, apologised to parents on Tuesday and chairman of governors Arif Qawi resigned. He has now accused the Government of leaving staff exposed to bullying from ‘extremists’ over the hijab ban.

Mr Qawi, 54, wrote to Education Secretary Damian Hinds: ‘I am flabbergasted why you and the Department for Education have stayed silent on this subject, rather than firmly enforcing the head’s decision. This lack of support, and weak attitude, will be very detrimental to the nation’s children.’ He added that staff felt ‘badly let down’ and agreed to resign ‘against every fibre in my body... if that would lay the matter to rest’.

A school insider said the ban was brought in because the hijab was ‘alienating’ young girls. . .  The Labour Party refused to comment. The DfE said it had contacted the school over staff intimidation.

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Posted on 01/27/2018 4:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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3 Feb 2018
Christina McIntosh
So.. an ethnically-South-Asian Muslim politician in the UK shrieks at an ethnically-South-Asian Sikh headmistress and calls her 'evil' and a 'racist bigot' merely for opposing the creeping Islamisation of her school?


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