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Handshake refusal continues to stoke debate
Debate this weekend continued over the refusal of Youssef Minawi to shake hands with female students taking maths exams in the Jutland town of Horsens.
Minawi was the external examiner for oral maths exams being administered to the town's upper-secondary and adult education students and declined to shake women's hands due to his Muslim beliefs. When a young woman set to take one of the exams last week read a notice on the school website that the examiner would not shake the hands of female students. The woman complained to the school that she felt she was being discriminated against and would not receive a fair chance during the exam.
The school's administration said it was too late to find a new examiner, and the Education Ministry told the school it was up to them to find a solution.
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