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Marks & Spencer slammed for selling hijabs aimed at primary school children

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has come under fire for selling hijabs in their school uniform section, aimed at girls as young as nine.

Critics have accused the store of “oppressing young girls” and are calling for the items to be taken off sale. But Marks & Spencer has said they’re just responding to demand from some schools.

On today’s Good Morning Britain, Dr Amra Bone rejects the backlash and believes that “people should be able to wear what they want in a diverse society.” But Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood says: “M&S should apologise and withdraw the hijab from sale.”

In response to the uproar, a Marks & Spencer spokesperson said: “We provide bespoke uniforms for 250 schools across the country and they tell us which items they need as part of their school uniform list.

“For a number of schools this year, they requested the option of the hijab.”

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