Muslim teen banned from wearing face veil in school

Source: The Local

The teenager had taken her school to court after they told her she would not be able to attend classes so long as she continued to wear the conservative Islamic clothing, which leaves the whole body covered except for a slit for the eyes.

The young woman failed to turn up for the court appointment due to the huge media attention it had gained, leading the judge to uphold the school’s decision, the Neue Osnabrücke Zeitung reports.

She now has the possibility to appeal the decision.

The case, the first of its kind in Lower Saxony, consists of a clash of two constitutional principles: religious freedom, and the state’s right to determine educational rules, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

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