Thursday, May 8, 2008

German Court Rules Muslim Girl Can't Skip Co-ed Swim Lessons

The Local
A Muslim girl in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia cannot skip co-ed swimming lessons because of religious prohibitions against wearing formfitting clothing, a German court ruled on Wednesday.

The administrative court in Düsseldorf ruled that the state's responsibility to educate the girl outweighed the potential infringement on her religious freedom.

The 12-year-old girl's parents sued her school in the northern German city of Remscheid after the school refused to allow the girl to skip swimming class. Citing religious reasons, the parents said they did not want their daughter to participate because her body would not be covered

Earlier the girls teacher offered to let her swim in leggings and shirt, which the parents refused citing "the material would cling to her body".

The parents plan on appealing the ruling.

With the burqini readily available this case is not about "protecting"
this childs "modesty". It is about political Islam. Just sayin...

Cross-posted at MPJ

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