Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Swiss School Caves To Male Student Muslim Demands- No Shaking Female Teachers Hands

A school in Switzerland has caved to the religious demands of two Muslim male students who refuse to shake hands with their female teachers.

What next, demands for segregated classrooms?

And thus continues the  Islamization of the world.

Male Muslim students at a school in northern Switzerland will no longer have to shake hands with their female teachers, following a ruling that has caused an uproar across the country.

A school in the northern municipality of Therwil, in the canton of Basel, reached the controversial decision after two male students, aged 14 and 15, complained that the Swiss custom of shaking hands with the teacher is counter to their religious beliefs if the teacher is a woman.

They argued that Islam does not permit physical contact with a person of the opposite sex, with the exception of certain immediate family members.

The local Therwil council did not support the school's decision, but said it "will not intervene as [it] is the responsibility of the school to set the rules," spokeswoman Monika Wyss said.

The decision triggered an outcry across Switzerland, with the Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga insisting on Swiss public television Monday that "shaking hands is part of our culture".
The rest of the story here.