10 June 2016

Danish school tells Muslims they can’t pray

A Muslim student at SOPU Hillerød, a school for health care and pedagogical assistants in a northern Copenhagen suburb, recently went on Facebook to protest against the school’s decision to ban all praying during school hours.

She posed for a photo holding a sign that read: “New from the director. May one pray at SOPU Hillerød? The answer is NO!”.

“My friend received a letter from the leadership of our school, SOPU Hillerød, today that said she can no longer pray during school hours,” Mia Victoria Lunderød Hansen wrote in a public post. “We students don’t think this is right and therefore we’ve gone around the school collecting signatures.” [The Local] Read more