French Muslim Girls lose veil case at European court
STRASBOURG, France, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Europe's human rights court on
Thursday threw out a complaint by two French Muslim girls who were
expelled from their school for refusing to remove their headscarves
during sports lessons.
France, which takes secularism in state schools very seriously,
passed a law in 2004 banning pupils from wearing conspicuous signs of
their religion at school after a decade of bitter debate about Muslim
girls wearing headscarves in class.
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