Muslim Sisters Get €500 Each From Dutch School

Jul 13, 2017

Two Muslim sisters missed their class photograph because it was Ramadan. The school was hauled into court to explain its terrible slight. School officials explained that the photographer was not available in the morning but rather in the afternoon when the sisters and their mother were at the mosque for prayers. The court found that this was an act of deliberate discrimination and ordered that the school pay the sisters €500 a piece. During the trial, the mother said, “Do you know how it feels when your five-year-old daughter enters the classroom every day looks at the picture and asks, ‘Mommy, why I’m not here?’ and you can not explain it to the child?” The leader of the Dutch anti-immigration party asked whether the presiding judge was “crazy” and should be suspended.