Official backs off proposed school ban of crucifixes and headscarves

04/26/2010 | Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv, Israel) · TheLocal.de (Germany)

A German official is backing off a call to ban crucifixes and headscarves from schools. Aygül Özkan, the designated social minister in Lower Saxony, apologized for saying schools should be places where students can determine their own religious beliefs and not be influenced by religious symbols in the classroom. Özkan is Germany's first woman Muslim state minister.

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Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv, Israel) · TheLocal.de (Germany)

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