Hodjanernes Blog

26 juni 2009

Antwerpen: Tørklædeforbud får imamer til at opfordre til boykot af skoler

On Tuesday two municipal schools in the Antwerp area announced their decision to ban religious symbols (ie, headscarves) starting in the upcoming school year.

The decision caused an uproar – as the Antwerp school is the last one in the city which allowed headscarves.  Antwerp imam Nordine Taouil called on Muslims to boycott all Flemish schools, a call which caused a political uproar as well. 

I summarize the various responses below.