Swedish schools could force children to wear Islamic veils


Swedish municipal preschools in so-called “vulnerable” areas can force children to wear the Islamic veil if their parents require it, while neighboring Norway has banned the full-face veil in classrooms.

Swedish Education Minister Gustav Fridolin expressed outrage over the review of kindergartens, carried out per newspaper Göteborgs Posten, saying: “there is still some uncertainty on these issues”, calling the report “worrying”.

According to the newspaper’s review of schools in areas with high migrant populations, many were willing to give in to religious pressure from parents to the point that a school agreed to let a young girl use the facetime during class so that ‘she could prove to her parents that she still wore her Islamic veil.

“Several of the examples in your review are clear crimes against the school’s value base. You should never find yourself in a situation where school compromises children’s rights, ”Fridolin told the newspaper.

“Clothing is an individual expression and the school cannot exercise such control over young or older students. It is not the task of the school, and everyone who works in the school should know that, ”he added.

The sentiment was shared by anti-Islamizing Swedish Democrats who took to Twitter to post an article on the school exam. writing: “Not in our Sweden.”

In neighboring Norway, the government has taken an active stance against the full Islamic veil and announced a ban on clothing inside classrooms. The center-right Progress Party has expressed the wish to go even further and completely ban the burqa and niqab from public space.

Last week, another Scandinavian country, Denmark, banned the full face veil completely, joining several other countries in Europe such as Austria, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and others who have banned the full face veil. garment in recent years.

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