11/16/2005

A Muslim Woman's Right in the Netherlands

The courts in the Netherlands have upheld a Muslim woman's right not to wear the hajib. Samira Haddad had applied for a job at the Islamic College of Amsterdam. When she was interviewed she was not wearing the hajib. She was asked if she was Muslim and when she said yes, the interview was terminated.

The courts in the Netherlands ruled that she had been discriminated against and that the college could not compel Muslim women to wear headscarves.

Ms Haddad complained to a local anti-discrimination body, but the school cited the Koran in its defence. She then took the case to the Equality Commission, which decided that the Koran was not legally binding in the Netherlands.Times Online


The Koran is not legally binding in the Netherlands! A mark for common sense on the part of the Netherlands' courts and an affirmation of woman's rights.

6 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

The Koran is not legally binding in the Netherlands!

What a fucking newsflash! Asstards. ;o)>

7:35 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

I think it gives fair warning to those Muslims who would like to see the Koran as binding in the Netherlands.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Let the car burning and temper-tantrums commence!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Bastable - Careful - Comments like that got me branded a racist last week!

What the fuck ever. I now have two less idiots cluttering up my blogroll.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

oswald,

No doubt.

mark,

You're no racist, just a realist.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Heheheh!

Water off a duck's back ;-)

Politically Incorrect and proud of it!

12:12 PM  

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