Kudos to logical stance, but I would add, use of the birkini is a step too far, it brings unwanted bacteria into the pool water.
Germany’s top court rules Muslim schoolgirls MUST take part in mixed swimming lessons after pupil, 11, complained that even wearing a burkini was too revealing
- 11-year-old girl said wearing burkini in the pool breached Islamic dress codes
- Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents
- Germany is in grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society
- It aims to integrate more than a million mainly asylum seekers fleeing war
Germany’s highest court ruled that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school (file photo posed by model)
Germany’s highest court ruled that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school.
It comes after an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes.
The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents that she should be excused the classes because a burkini did not conform with Islam’s ethic of decency, German media reported.
A spokesman for the court could not be reached for comment.
Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to integrate more than a million mainly Muslim asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution who have entered this year and last.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservatives have been punished at the polls in regional elections by voters angry at her open-door policy, on Tuesday proposed a ban on full-face Muslim veils.
Her Christian Democrats, who have been bleeding support to the AfD, a populist party that says Islam is incompatible with the constitution, toughened their tone on integrating migrants at a party conference this week.