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Spanish girl booted from exam for wearing veil
by Jonathan Terry
A 14-year-old Muslim girl in Spain was kicked out of an exam in her Madrid secondary school after she refused to take off her headscarf, local Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos reported on Tuesday night.
Eivan Khemins Eibar, the girl's lawyer and a specialist on discrimination cases, sent a report to the school manager saying the student did not do anything wrong in wearing the higab.
It comes as Europe continues to clampdown on the headscarf, which is often worn by Muslim women. Already, France and Belgium have banned the full-face veil, or niqab, and dished out fines on women who refuse to remove the veil in public.
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