Denmark: Proposal to ban headscarf in public schools

Medhat Khattab of the Ny Alliance party has proposed to ban girls under 18 from wearing a headscarf in Svendborg public schools. The proposal will be discussed by the city council on Tuesday.

Helle Sjelles of the Conservatives said the proposal was very reasonable, saying that small girls shouldn't be wearing a headscarf if it affects their integration and their contact with schoolmates.

The Danish People's Party will now ask the Education Ministry to state their opinion on such a move on a national level.

Sources: BT, Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish)

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