Did Michelle Obama not see the irony in delivering a speech on female emancipation to a school full of girls in headscarves in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets?

And is this the face Britain wants to show the world?


  • Michelle Obama paid visit to the Mulberry School for Girls, Tower Hamlets
  • More than 90% of pupils are Muslim from mainly Bangladeshi background
  • And majority have no option but to wear headscarves and long robes
  • But still it was chosen as the site for the First Lady’s speech on equality 

Richard Littlejohn
The Daily Mail [UK]
18 June 2015

Of all the schools in all the towns in all the world, why did Michelle Obama visit a girls’ school in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets this week?
She says it was her own choice to make a speech on education at the Mulberry School for Girls. But was it?

I doubt the First Lady had ever heard of the school before this trip, and probably couldn’t point to Tower Hamlets on a map. My guess is that the venue was chosen deliberately by the Department for Education to showcase our new, rigorously enforced State religion: ‘Celebrating Diversity’…

…Tower Hamlets, in East London, isn’t so much multicultural, it’s virtually a monoculture. The local council, under its recently deposed Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has been a by-word for Third World-style corruption and vote-rigging…

The pupils have no option other than to wear the restrictive clothes imposed upon them by their parents and their religious leaders.

It was bizarre, to say the least, to watch the wife of the President of the United States preaching equality to a single-sex audience dressed from head to toe in what most of us would consider to be a symbol of separatism, female oppression and a rejection of Western democratic values…


Ultra-religious:  Michelle Obama visits the Mulberry School, probably one of the  least diverse schools in Britain.

Ultra-religious: Michelle Obama visits the Mulberry School, probably one of the least diverse schools in Britain.

The entire article, with video, is at The Daily Mail.


Related: Report: Michelle Europe Trip to Cost Over $600K

…Mrs. Obama, accompanied by her daughters and her mother, is promoting the vital issues of girls learning and healthy eating in . . . England and Italy. She is also hanging out with Prince Harry and taking in sights like Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting. And she’ll meet with some U.S. troops in Vincenza…



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