Kudos to the staff of that school, and to the sane school board who ruled in their favor.
Muslim schoolboy MUST shake hands with female teacher after saying it went against Islam
Amer Salhani, 15, lost his appeal on Monday after his school in Therwil, Switzerland, rejected his argument that the Swiss tradition of handshake greetings went against Islam
- Muslim schoolboy, 15, will be forced to shake his female teacher’s hand
- Amer Salhani refused to do so because of his religious beliefs
- His school in Switzerland initially agreed to exempt Amer and his brother
- But the school board then ruled they would face disciplinary measures
A 15-year-old Muslim schoolboy will be forced to shake hands with his female teachers after he refused to do so because of his religious beliefs.
Amer Salhani lost his appeal on Monday after his school in Switzerland rejected his argument that the Swiss tradition of handshake greetings went against Islam.
The teenager and his older brother sparked a fiery debate earlier this year when they said they could not shake their teacher’s hand because their religion forbids physical contact with a member of the opposite sex – unless they are family.
Their high school in Therwil, Basel-Country, initially agreed to exempt the brothers.
But this move sparked so much outrage that the school board ruled the boys would face disciplinary measures and a fine of up to 5,000 francs if they did not co-operate.