NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A substitute teacher has been fired after an 8-year-old girl said he pulled a hijab off her head and scratched her eye in the Bronx.

The incident happened at 3:15 p.m. Monday at P.S. 76, at 900 Adee Ave. in the Bronx, officials told CBS2.

Officials said the girl was in a physical altercation with the 31-year-old substitute teacher after he told her to remove her hijab.

The victim said her hijab was pulled off, and she was nudged and scratched in the eye by the teacher.

The child was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, officials said. Her cornea was not scratched and she was not injured.

“This alleged behavior is completely unacceptable,” the Department of Education said in a statement. “This individual was removed from the school immediately and his employment has been terminated.”

Police responded, and the DOE was investigating late Tuesday.

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    1 Corinthians 11:5
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven. 
1 Corinthians 11:4-6 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
    2. Corinthians 11:6
For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.
1 Corinthians 11:5-7 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
1 Corinthians 11:6-8 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)

    4 Corinthians 11:13
What do you think? Does it look right for a woman to talk to God in public with her head not covered?
1 Corinthians 11:12-14 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)

So that is why a woman should have her head covered with something that shows she is under authority. Also, she should do this because of the angels.
1 Corinthians 11:9-11 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
    6. Corinthians 11:15
But wearing long hair is a woman’s honor. Long hair is given to the woman to cover her head.
1 Corinthians 11:14-16 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)


    “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [Holy Qur’an, Chapter 24:Verse 30]

    “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.” [Holy Qur’an, Chapter 24:Verse 31]

    O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the Believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over themselves (i.e. screen themselves completely except the face and the hands palms as per one Hadeeth in Abu Dawood). That will be better; that they should be known (as a respectable women) so as not to be annoyed (taken lightly) And Allah is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. Surah Al-Ahzaab: 33, Ayah: 59.

  2. Dawn Slater says:

    Masquerading in public is also unacceptable, except on Halloween.

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