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Forbidden fashion

Banning political and religious statements is a difficult balancing act.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

[23. June 2006] This week, the Directorate of Education opened up for Norwegian municipalities to introduce a ban on face veils in schools. Hijab, chador and abaya are still as legal as the scarf your grandmother used. But students in niqabs and burkas can now be expelled from the classroom. These have veils that cover the entire face, often so that only the eyes are released through the narrow opening. Norway will thus be the third country in Europe to open. . .

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