Some people don’t watch sexually explicit movies for “cultural reasons.” Other people deny themselves crispy pork butt for “cultural reasons.” Still others don’t use tush cleansing tissue for their excretion needs. The latter is causing one school’s dilemma, because when it comes to Islam, extremism doesn’t only refer to violence.
A UK Muslim girls’ school is in some doodoo after banning toilet paper. Yes, really.
A Muslim girls’ school has received the lowest Ofsted rating available after inspectors discovered that pupils were not provided with lavatory paper for “cultural reasons”.
Staff at the fee-paying Park Avenue Girls’ High School, in Stoke-on-Trent, said paper was available from the school office, but because most of the students were Asian, they preferred to wash rather than wipe.
But some of the girls told inspectors they were so unhappy about the situation that they avoided using the lavatory all day.
Okay, so certain Asian cultures aren’t fans of toilet paper. But this isn’t happening in Asia, it’s in the United Kingdom. And it doesn’t stop there.
The Ofsted report stated: “At the time of the inspection, it was not the school’s common practice to provide soap for pupils’ hand-washing, toilet roll in the toilets or suitable drinking water.”
The report went on: “Inspectors found published sectarian material in a storeroom behind the school office. They made the headteacher aware of this.”
Methinks they might lead with “extremist material found in Muslim girls’ school.” But sometimes, bowel needs are more pressing. Apparently the materials mysteriously appeared on their own. Maybe a ghost with a bed sheet for a hijab put them there.
The headteacher explained that he was not aware of how the materials came to be in school.
So these British lasses aren’t just being denied TP. They’re also being fed extremism. Surprise, surprise. One of Islam’s pillars is the oppression of women, all the way down to their weeing needs.