Swiss-Muslim families have vowed to create their own private schools to segregate boys from girls after a European court ruling made mixed-gender swimming lessons compulsory.
Aziz Osmanoglu took a case to the European Court of Human Rights after Swiss authorities insisted his young daughters should participate in mixed swimming lessons.
School authorities claimed the swimming classes were vital to the children's 'successful integration into Swiss society as part of the 'full curriculum'.
After exhausting the Swiss legal process, Osmanoglu brought his case to the ECHR who upheld the original decision.
Serhad Karatekin, media representative of the Muslim Commission in the city of Basel, said: 'We know that individual clubs have set themselves the goal of opening up a Muslim private school now.' [150 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 2621 votes] I am always puzzled why Muslims come to live in the West and enjoy its lifestyle and freedoms... and then try to turn it into the East. Save yourself a lot of heartache, stay where you are happy and the majority think like you.
[2ND 2072] Plenty of schools in the middle-east and beyond who can assist.......STOP trying to change our cultures to match a failed one, hence why so many of your compatriots want to settle in Europe!
[3RD 1957] Don't like Swiss laws and way of life, then go back whence you came...
[4TH 1834] WHY ARE WE ALLOWING OUR CULTURES TRADITIONS AND LAWS TO BE CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE THESE AWFUL PEOPLE. [Daily Mail] Read more