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Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by siddiq202(m): 3:09pm On Feb 28, 2013
Hijab: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination

Muslim students in Lagos State public secondary schools today protested at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, over alleged victimisation of female muslim students who wear hijab to school.

The students, numbering over 200 carried placards and sang “Allah is the greatest,” and demanded from the government to stop victimisation of female Muslim students who wear hijab to school.

The protesters said a JSS 1 students of Kadara Junior Grammar School, Ebute Meta, Aisha Alabi was subjected to inhuman treatment by the Principal, Mrs E.C. Ukpaka for using hijab in school.

They also alleged that an SS3 student, Barira Tajudeen of Mafoluku Senior Grammar School was suspended from school for using hijab by the Principal, Elizabeth Omidele, an act, they said might affect her West African School Certificate Examination.

In a statement issued to the press, the Muslim students demanded that Ukpaka and Omidele should be sacked with immediate effect for promoting actions capable of instigating religious crisis in Lagos and that the suspended student should be recalled immediately.

The students also demanded that hijab should be endorsed as part of the school uniform for Muslim students in all schools in Lagos State just as beret is endorsed.

They also want the commissioner for education to be called to order for failing to prevent maltreatment of Muslim female student.

“It seems there is a consensus among school principals to deliberately disrupt the relative peace in the state by launching assault on innocent Muslim students upholding the moral conduct of their faith through the use of hijab.

“Ironically, these principals have no problems with other female students wearing mini-skirt and mini-gowns as school uniform. They see no crime in that as long as it is not hijab,” the statement said.

http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/28/hijab-muslim-students-protest-discrimination/

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by siddiq202(m): 3:20pm On Feb 28, 2013
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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by tevinsolt: 3:27pm On Feb 28, 2013
there's a reason why they are called school uniforms. when you're not in school or at work you can wear whatever the hell you want.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by siddiq202(m): 3:28pm On Feb 28, 2013
For those that are unaware, this is one of the reasons that led to the protest

12year-old given 43 strokes of cane over hijab

http://www.nairaland.com/1204244/12-year-old-caned-wearing-hijab-out

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by tevinsolt: 3:28pm On Feb 28, 2013
unnecessary headaches

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by MrMcJay: 3:30pm On Feb 28, 2013
OK. Why did they not protest when some xtian profs were shot in UNIMAID?
If they want veils, there are now schools for almajiris, they should pick up the forms.

BTW, why is this on the frontpage?

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by dedons: 3:30pm On Feb 28, 2013
Na dem know.wat exactly do these people want

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by adexsimply(m): 3:31pm On Feb 28, 2013
UNIFORM(adj):Always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences..
so..why tring to be different, hun?

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by 1shortblackboy: 3:32pm On Feb 28, 2013
Make una free d muslim girls abeg. ps this una warning for this muslim section no be am at all undecided
Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by darenxy732: 3:33pm On Feb 28, 2013
day should go and seat down joor. Lagos we not behave like some extremist in osun state.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by abdulkayus(m): 3:35pm On Feb 28, 2013
dey hav d right to protest agaisnt d discrimination of female muslims students. We cant go far wit all dis discrimination. There are well known lagos muslims who shld wade into dis issue. Dos principals dat carry out dis nonsensical nonsense shld be tried for tryin to disrupt d relative peace both muslims and xtains enjoy in Lagos.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by buJu234: 3:35pm On Feb 28, 2013
why is islam always in the news either 4 fight; war or protest. whyyy

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by GentleNaaz(m): 3:35pm On Feb 28, 2013
Nawa o, Evn Northerner dy protest? Ntn Igbo man no ft c 4 naija

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by Kachi188(m): 3:36pm On Feb 28, 2013
To avoid being banned, please ensure that what u DO is not offensive to Islam. PLS FORGIVE THEM, maybe they didn't get the warning... grin grin grin

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by chrisxxx(m): 3:36pm On Feb 28, 2013
Can white garment, red or others as some Christians denominations attire be worn to schools? Western education is not a religious institution. It does not in any way favour Christianity neither is it an arabic or Islamic entity. My take is that if you must wear hijab to school, Islamic schools abound in town look for one an attend. Public schools are secular in nature especially in secular southern Nigeria.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by Eneze1(f): 3:36pm On Feb 28, 2013
hmmmmmm, una don start, I guess every student should be allowed to practice their religion in school then, we can then see a lot of dressing will start unfolding like cowries nd the like

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by GboyegaD(m): 3:37pm On Feb 28, 2013
My take on this is if they cannot comply with the state laws for uniform/dressing to school, they could get their licence to start a private school that would accommodate what they want. The schools are there for all thus, there should be no sentiments allowed on whatsoever grounds otherwise, we should be willing to allow girls who believe in skimpy dress to come to school that way.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by JayKayMaybachz(m): 3:38pm On Feb 28, 2013
I So So Disagree With LSG Wantinq To Sack The Principals ... Cux They Should Be Order In Schools And That Implies For Uniform By Which All Student Would Go In Cord For Decency ... I'm Not Sayin That Hajib Ain't Decent ooo ... But It Won't Rythme With The School Uniform Na .. So They Should Call 'em Islamic Female Students And That They Should Co By The School Uniform And When They're At Home, Market, Mosque, Hospital Etc They Could Wear Their Hajib ... "No Offence"

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by Okijajuju1(m): 3:42pm On Feb 28, 2013
I thought Boko Haram said western Education was bad: They should go to Almajiri schools where Hijab is allowed jor!! angry

As a Native doctor we have a dresscode, but I never carried my staff of office or cowry beads to schools.

Religion is not grounds for disobidience. Their is a separation between Religion and state. If you want to wear your religous paraphenelia to school, then go to a religous school.

This kind of thing should not be encouraged in public schools. This is also why I have been against Christian Prayers during assemblies and office meetings.

We Nigerians are very badly behaved, both Christians & Muslims alike.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by victorazy(m): 3:42pm On Feb 28, 2013
Rubbish!!!
Schools have dress code, and if anybody go contrary to it must face the wrath.

By the way, what is the meaning of this rubbish "To avoid being banned, please ensure that your post is not offensive to Islam" ban me I don't care u only loose one esteemed donor!

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by jamst(m): 3:42pm On Feb 28, 2013
@siddiq,dont mind those hypocrites we av as moderator of nland,maybe they dont want u 2 upload those pics cos they are bigots angry
 
Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by GboyegaD(m): 3:45pm On Feb 28, 2013
adexsimply: UNIFORM(adj):Always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences..
so..why tring to be different, hun?

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by abdulkayus(m): 3:45pm On Feb 28, 2013
d muslims girls hav d right to wear their hijabs anywhere dey are. So u ppl xpect dem to be openin their heads like u ppl abi.
Hypocrites.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by gramci: 3:47pm On Feb 28, 2013
abdulkayus: dey hav d right to protest agaisnt d discrimination of female muslims students. We cant go far wit all dis discrimination. There are well known lagos muslims who shld wade into dis issue. Dos principals dat carry out dis nonsensical nonsense shld be tried for tryin to disrupt d relative peace both muslims and xtains enjoy in Lagos.

Its as if you don't know the meaning of dress code as it applies to uniform. If I should follow you logic, the school shouldn't act when female students starts wearing "bum shot"
Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by ckkris: 3:47pm On Feb 28, 2013
UNIFORM is haram
Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by tony1980: 3:48pm On Feb 28, 2013
Everything is gonna be o.k.

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by abdulkayus(m): 3:48pm On Feb 28, 2013
buJu-234:
why is islam always in the news either 4 fight; war or protest. whyyy

so, dey shld nt protest wen their rights is being trample on?
Hypocrite

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Re: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination Against Hijab In Lagos by Foxycarol: 3:48pm On Feb 28, 2013
U shld alwayz follow d rules nd regulation of d skul, coz u knew dem b4 signin up wit d skul.

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