Dutch court backs Catholic school’s headscarf ban
September 07, 2011
An Amsterdam court has upheld a Catholic school’s right to issue a dress code that includes a ban on the wearing of headscarves. The father of a Muslim student, Imane Mahssan, had filed suit against Don Bosco College, a Salesian school in Volendam.
- Court allows Dutch school to ban headscarves (Radio Netherlands)
- Catholic school may ban Islamic headscarves (DutchNews.nl)
- Don Bosco College
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Sep. 09, 2011 1:22 PM ET USA
Posted by: Gil125 -
Sep. 07, 2011 2:58 PM ET USA
May one concur in part and dissent in part from Steve214's opinion? I agree that it is good that a court declines to interfere with a religious (or any other private) entity's right to make its own rules. But dissent from the Salesians' rule against the hijab. If they are going to admit Muslim girls to their school, they should, in my view, respect their religion.
Posted by: Steve214 -
Sep. 07, 2011 9:30 AM ET USA
See, there IS some good news on the secular front. Occasionally. To be sure, the exception.