Egyptian teacher convicted for cutting schoolgirls’ unveiled hair

theguardian:

A court in southern Egypt has convicted a teacher of child abuse and given her a six-month suspended sentence after she cut the hair of two schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf.

The incident last month in the village of Qurna sparked criticism from rights groups and local officials. The case falls into a broader debate in Egypt over personal and religious freedoms amid the rise of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

A woman wearing the niqab

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Categories: Egypt, Extremism

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