Expert on Islam Welcomes Country's Decision Not to Ban Headscarf

November 18, 2004

Source: swissinfo

On November 18, 2004 swissinfo reported, "A Swiss expert on Islam has welcomed a decision by the country’s leading retailer, Migros, not to ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves. But in an interview with swissinfo, Stéphane Lathion, president of the Group of Research on Islam in Switzerland, said the move was unlikely to lead to changes elsewhere. On Thursday Migros said there would be no outright ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves, following a request by a Muslim female employee in Zurich. But the retailer said it retained the right to decide on a case-by-case basis."