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EU to allow hijab bans


The Supreme Court of the European Union has ruled that companies can ban Muslim women from going to work wearing hijabs. However, such bans are only possible if a company wants to demonstrate its neutrality towards any beliefs, Reuters reports.

This was the court's decision in two cases of suspected religious discrimination. In both cases, Muslim women from Germany appealed to the EU court after the companies where they work prohibited them from wearing hijabs in the course of their duties.

Despite the European court ruling in favour of the employers, the final verdicts will be handed down by Germany's national courts.

On 13 May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Europe is an open prison for 35 million Muslims. The Turkish leader drew attention to the fact that followers of Islam are increasingly being "labelled as outsiders", especially by women wearing hijabs.

source: reuters.com