Posted by: becketfund | June 24, 2010

Kosovo: Muslims Upset by School Headscarf Ban

PRISTINA – On June 18 about 5,000 protesters held a rally against a ban on headscarves in public schools, Reuters reported on June 24.  The protest was led by Halil Kastrati, who said that for now the protests would be peaceful, but could turn violent if their goals were not met.  The Kosovo education ministry banned religious garb in primary and high schools in 2009, prompting heated debates about the state of religious liberty in the nation.

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