Friday, October 19, 2012

Putin Backs Ban on Muslim Headscarves at Schools

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he was against allowing students to wear Muslim headscarves at schools, but welcomed the idea of returning to school uniforms. Several Muslim families in the city of Stavropol in southern Russia have recently complained to the muftiat saying that their daughters were not allowed to attend school wearing headscarves. “We should always respect people's religious feelings but we must proceed from the fact that we live in a secular state,” Putin said at a meeting with activists.

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