News ID: 318415
Publish Date: 10 October 2011 - 07:51
Navideshahed: Iranian women NGOs in a statement released on Sunday condemned Spain for allowing racial discrimination against Muslims even at schools, and voiced strong support for a Muslim teenager who was kicked out of an exam session for wearing a headscarf.

In the statement, the women NGOs condemned the move by the Spanish school, and said it unveiled the hollowness of democracy and human rights slogans chanted by West.

The statement further pointed out that such discriminatory measures and actions also display that the so-called advocates of human rights in the West have harmed freedom in the name of human rights and continue campaign against Muslims due to their Islamic beliefs.

"The women NGOs of Islamic Iran condemn this anti human rights action and demand the Spanish government, and specially the Spanish people, to prevent repetition of such actions in future and return the girl to her class after extending (formal and official) apologies to her," the statement reiterated.

The 14-year-old Muslim girl was kicked out of the exam in her Madrid secondary school after she refused to take off her headscarf.

Eivan Khemins Eibar, the girl's lawyer and a specialist on discrimination cases, sent a report to the school manager saying the student did not do anything wrong in wearing the hijab (Islamic code of dressing), local Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos reported on Tuesday night.

It comes as Europe continues to clampdown on headscarf often worn by Muslim women. Already, France and Belgium have banned the full-face veil, or niqab, and dished out fines on women who refuse to remove the veil in public.

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Source: Fars News Agency

In the statement, the women NGOs condemned the move by the Spanish school, and said it unveiled the hollowness of democracy and human rights slogans chanted by West. The statement further pointed out that such discriminatory measures and actions also display that the so-called advocates of human rights in the West have harmed freedom in the name of human rights and continue campaign against Muslims due to their Islamic beliefs. "The women NGOs of Islamic Iran condemn this anti human rights action and demand the Spanish government, and specially the Spanish people, to prevent repetition of such actions in future and return the girl to her class after extending (formal and official) apologies to her," the statement reiterated. The 14-year-old Muslim girl was kicked out of the exam in her Madrid secondary school after she refused to take off her headscarf. Eivan Khemins Eibar, the girl's lawyer and a specialist on discrimination cases, sent a report to the school manager saying the student did not do anything wrong in wearing the hijab (Islamic code of dressing), local Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos reported on Tuesday night. It comes as Europe continues to clampdown on headscarf often worn by Muslim women. Already, France and Belgium have banned the full-face veil, or niqab, and dished out fines on women who refuse to remove the veil in public. The End Source: Fars News Agency
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