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Phil Hunt

The court did not say that any child could wear whatever they liked to school. The school, I imagine, would still have the right to turn away a child displaying radical political slogans on T-shirts

The Human Rights Act protects "Freedom of thought, conscience and religion", explicitly protecting non-religious beliefs as well as religious ones. The actual text of Article 9 of the ECHR (http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/en/Treaties/Html/005.htm) is:

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.

2. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

My reading of this is that if clothes manifesting one's religious beliefs are OK, so are clothes manifesting political beliefs, such as sloganed t-shirts.

or wishing to assert their identity as a nudist.

I can't imiagine that being a popular option in the British winter. Brrr.

sameera aziz

now shabina gets justice-nobody has a right to interfare in her reliogious beliefs-if a girl will wear a short dress , every body will say that its her right-so the same way , its shabina's right-she is an orthodox muslim , and we cant say that she is wrong that she can able to handle jalbaab-if she is not wearing jilbaab but only the head scarf with covered deress,that will also ok-its upto her , what kind of muslim she is.........a deep muslim or a moderate muslim , or just a muslim by name -
but according to the enviriment of 9-11 & blames of targetting of muslims in west , it was becoming importing to let her win to prove the human & religious rights in a secular state-
as now its a big question mark , still in the muslim's minds that wheather the can stay & mix up in a western secular democracies with their religious rights?

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