Muslim girl's headscarf airbrushed
Jane Metlikovec - June 05, 2007
A MUSLIM schoolgirl's traditional headscarf was airbrushed from a class photograph, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
A state parliamentary inquiry into dress codes and school uniforms yesterday heard several Muslim students had been discriminated against because of their dress.
Islamic Council of Victoria executive committee member Sherene Hassan said the student wore her hijab in a class photograph, but it was airbrushed so it would not stand out.
"You can imagine that was quite demoralising," Ms Hassan said.
Ms Hassan also told the inquiry one Victorian student was told she would not be admitted to school if she wore her hijab.
"That individual was so keen to attend that school she decided not to wear her headscarf," she said.
While the majority of schools supported students who wore the headgear, some teachers needed more understanding of Islam, she said.
The inquiry is considering whether school uniforms should be made compulsory.
The above news story was on Yahoo news. I checked it out this morning and it was gone. If you Google this news story, you will find this written below the title:
“A Victorian Muslim schoolgirl had her traditional headscarf airbrushed
from a class photograph in just one example of the discrimination Islamic students …”
That was a part of the deleted article. I guess someone was freaked out because the article repeated the phrase “discrimination against Muslims in Australia”
Why “Yahoo News” deleted this news story in the first day it was published?
Here is the deleted link: