I completely disagree with this girl's request, even though i am a practising Muslim. From her speech it appeared to me that she was a fairly naive girl ('look at me i'm being discriminated against because of 9/11' attitude) , who as pointed out has been used and influenced by the teachings of an extremist group Hizbul Tahrir. The school accomodates muslims in so many aways including the provision of halal meals, wearing the shalwar kameez (which is acceptable Islamic dress as is Western Clothing), prayer times etc
The UK is by FAR the most tolerant western nation to Muslims . It's a crying shame that some do not appreciate this fact and continue to push the establishment for outlandish requirements which they then attribute to the faith. "It is amazing that in the so called free world I have to fight to wear this attire"(Shabina Begum) So if she calls this "oppression" god knows what states such as Saudi Arabia are perpetuating then! Attention seekers really annoy me, she should have quitely gone to an Islamic School. Oh and she is also asking for compensation...
Here in Australia, pepole ar quite free to wear what they like.
Though, there is one stroy of a boy, who has an afro, and they excluded hi from the year book, because the teachers thought it was untidy or something.