Primary school in Toulouse defends ‘secularism’ by dismissing Muslim teacher who wore headscarf

A Muslim teacher has been dismissed from work in France for refusing to remove her Islamic Hijab or shake hands with male colleagues due to her religious beliefs. The school’s disciplinary committee which expelled her says it was defending secularism in public schools. The teacher had just started apprenticeship at a primary school in Toulouse.

PressTV, 27 November 2010