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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

The German government has announced that it is considering banning schoolgirls from wearing Islamic headscarf in the primary schools, after the House of Representatives in neighboring Austria passed a bill imposing a similar ban.

“It is absurd for young girls to wear headscarf, and most Muslims support this view,” German Foreign Affairs Commissioner Annette Widmann-Mauz told the Bild newspaper on Friday.

The statement came after the Austrian parliament passed a bill submitted by the far right-wing coalition to ban headscarves in primary schools.

“The general ban on wearing headscarf, like in Austria, also impairs girls who have decided to wear the headscarf as a symbol of their religion,” said Marcos Weinberg, a conservative German lawmaker specializing in family issues.“The right of the German Constitution to exercise one’s religious beliefs freely“He said.

The number of members of the Muslim community in Germany is estimated at 5 million people, about 6% of the total population, mostly Turks or Turkish origin.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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