Posted by: becketfund | September 21, 2007

Kosovo: Three Girls Suspended for Wearing Islamic Headscarf

The Associated Press reports that three high school students from the town of Srbica, Kosovo, were suspended this week for wearing their headscarves to school. Though the province is largely populated by secular Muslims, members of the government have been wary of allowing the area to develop a strong Muslim identity, out of fear that it would create an unfavorable image and damage their chances of splitting completely from Serbia, which is primarily Orthodox Christian.

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