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Started by Hafsah Dabiri, a TV presenter with the Islam Channel (available on satellite TV), signatories lived in places such as Bradford, Oldham and Northampton.
Many lived outside the UK with signatures from people based in Malaysia as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, where the majority of families with children at St Stephen’s originally come from.
One St Stephen’s pupil who wore a headscarf was just three years old.
‘If pupils choose to wear the hijab, it should be their freedom of choice . .’Providing ‘copy and paste’ letters and messages — propaganda many would say — is a popular tactic of the hardline Islamic group Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), which claimed credit for the hijab U-turn.In fact, we have been told that before the ban was introduced in September last year, a meeting was held in the school assembly hall to inform families; just one father is understood to have complained.