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Danish school bars Muslim students from wearing niqab
An adult education centre in the northern Copenhagen suburb of Lyngby has told six female students that they can no longer attend classes unless they remove their niqabs, a veil worn by some Muslim women that covers most of the face but leaves an opening for the eyes.
The school in question, VUC Lyngby, said that it changed its rules in the autumn to no longer allow students to cover their faces during class but the case only hit the media this week when a post on the school's Facebook page led to a debate over its policies.
As the story picked up steam in the national press on Wednesday, the school went to Facebook to explain its decision.
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