The “child protection law” will be drawn up by the summer according to the education minister, and will be a “symbolic act” in protecting Austrian culture from some Islamic influences.
Austria’s main Muslim group called the plan “absolutely counterproductive”.
It asserts that very few girls in kindergartens and primary schools in Austria wear a headscarf.
It is not clear how many children might be affected, particularly as many Muslims believe their religion expects a girl to start wearing a headscarf from puberty.-BBC
What Social Media Has to Say:
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 4, 2018
— RT (@RT_com) April 4, 2018
— Vastuullisuusuutiset (@Vastuullisuus) April 4, 2018
— P.M. NEWS (@pmnewsnigeria) April 4, 2018
Austria's Sebastian Kurz, whose party is in government with the far-right Freedom Party, announces a headscarf ban in kindergartens and elementary schools https://t.co/jqj59DvzQy
— Emily Schultheis (@emilyrs) April 4, 2018
Iranian women are physically fighting sharia while places like Austria, the president suggests every woman wear a Headscarf to end islamophobia. The irony HURTS.
— Chelsea McDermott (@theMcKey) February 1, 2018
The ruling coalition agreed in January 2017 to prohibit full-face veils (niqab and burka) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols.
— Lt. Victoria J. Warner #AuRevoirEU #FreeSpeech (@JWillor) February 1, 2018
— MagallanesLibre ن (@magallanesaldia) January 22, 2018
Imagine yourself just after giving birth.U pose happily for a picture in the press. Next thing u know, people call your baby a "terrorist" just because u wear a headscarf. It happened in Austria.Thankfully, a #flowerrain followed: https://t.co/RgcLIzP20B via @SalamPlan Photo: KAV pic.twitter.com/jXW1AIMG6T
— Maria Torrens (@maria_torrens) January 11, 2018
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) December 26, 2017
Recent remarks by Austria's newly appointed Education Minister Heinz Fassmann against the headscarf have raised concerns for Muslims living in the country. https://t.co/lgLhZPTdcI
— ANews (@anewscomtr) December 26, 2017
“if this real and rampant Islamaphobia continues, there will come a day where we must ask all women to wear a headscarf”
President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen. – not “far right” so that’s ok. #Austria #Kurz
— Alex Powell (@PowellPolitics) December 18, 2017