Sunday, July 14, 2024

The headscarf debate

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A commission established by the government last year to look into the situation of non-Danish women in Denmark came with a shocking proposal – to ban headscarves in schools. 

  • Why? “It divides children and shows that Muslim girls are different from Danish girls” according to the commission. 
  • A similar ban was introduced in France in 2004. As a result, 5% of the girls that wanted to wear a headscarf have abandoned school. There is a high risk that in Denmark the percentage will be much higher. 
  • If the headscarves should be banned, all other religious symbols in schools need to be banned as otherwise it is religious discrimination. Freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution. 
  • The leaders of the Danish schools do not support the idea and call it a “huge problem”. Several experts have denounced the commission as their work so far is not based on any researched evidence. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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