Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Austria May Ban Headscarves in Primary Schools; Views Headscarves as Being Counter to Its Society

In an effort to tackle what it sees as a threat to its mainstream culture, Austria is planning to ban headscarves for girls in kindergarten and primary schools, the Euro News website reports today (April 4, 2018).

"Our goal is to confront any development of parallel societies in Austria," Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.

Austria accepted more than one percent of its population in asylum seekers during Europe's migration crisis.

If the plan becomes law, it will apply to girls up to around the age of 10.

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