Belgian Schools Ban Muslim Headscarf: Tribunal

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the Flanders region announced Friday.

The ban affects 700 schools in the northern region of Flanders, including some in Brussels.

It follows protests after two schools in Antwerp this month joined other schools where the Muslim headscarf, which covers the hair but does not conceal the face, is already banned.