31 August 2016

Outrage as leading Muslim school in Sweden segregates boys and girls

The private school has received fierce calls from officials to stop such practice in an “open and tolerant country”.

The controversial gym lessons are being held in the Al-Azhar school in Swedish capital of Stockholm.

Girls have also been banned from taking off their veils or wearing t-shirts when they are around boys.

According to the gym teacher Nina Da Mata, “the girls feel more secure when they are in a group of their own.”

She said: “Some of our girls want to be able to take off their veils and wear shorts and t-shirts in their classes. It would be difficult if there were boys of the same age or a male teacher.”

The 660-student school was founded in 1995. [Daily Express] Read more