Muslim teenage girls are trained from an early age to wear the veil (niqab or niqaab).
Jameah Girls Academy
is a school in Leicester, UK where Muslim girls study both the compulsory national curriculum and Islamic teachings. The sect of Islam followed is Deobandi
, which is also followed by a sizeable proportion of Indian and Pakistani Muslims in the UK.
In the admission form
, it states the following in the Uniform section:
Uniform, as set out in the pupil / parent handbook, which comprises of headscarf and habaya for all pupils, and niqab for girls attending the secondary years, to be worn during journeys to and from The Academy.
In this secondary school, all girls must wear the niqab (veil) during journeys to and from school. Secondary school is for 11 - 16 year olds. Thus, religious Muslims want their teenage daughters to be thoroughly trained and conditioned to wear the veil from an early age.
This kind of isolationist, puritanical view shows absolutely no commitment to integrating into mainstream society. Moreover, anyone brought up in that kind of culture will find it extremely difficult to escape the tight controls placed over them. The controls are deliberate to prevent them escaping the cult. The young women get married via arranged marriages to similarly religious men and the cult perpetuates.