Posted by: becketfund | January 28, 2010

Switzerland: Muslim Banned from Wearing Headscarf During League Basketball

LUCERNE – Sura al-Shawk, a Muslim woman, has failed to overturn a ban preventing her from wearing a headscarf during league basketball matches, the BBC reported on January 28.  A local court in Lucerne has upheld the ruling on safety grounds, while the basketball association (ProBasket) argued the sport needed to stay religiously neutral.

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