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French Muslim student kept from class because of long, black skirt

A teenaged Muslim girl was sent home from school in a town in Northeastern France twice, because school official thought her long black skirt went against France’s law about secularism in the classroom.

School officials argued that because she was a Muslim girl wearing a long black skirt, the skirt counted as religious expression, and she was told to go home and change into something more “neutral”.

What the bloody hell?


ETA: Apparently the girl is one of five girls who have begun wearing hijabs and long skirts to school in recent weeks. They remove the hijabs before coming on school property, but the skirts are still being interpreted as religious attire.

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