I was a bit too quick on my praise of Niedersachsen's CDU education minister Aygül Özkan. She's backtracking under intense pressure from her own (Christian Democrat) party.
Niedersachsen's new minister for education, Muslim Ayguel Özkan, calls for crucifixes to be taken away from classrooms, where female teachers are barred from wearing the veil. At least she's coherent, more than one can say about her CDU party comrades.
Neo-con Weekly Standard takes a stand against the right of schoolgirls to wear hijab.Funny that: neo-cons usually argue, both at home and abroad, in favor of religious freedom.
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