Austrian Conservative Leader Sebastian Kurtz Bans Muslim Veils in Kindergarten and Grade Schools
31-year-old Peoples Party leader Sebastian Kurz became Austria’s chancellor in October 2017.
Kurz, a conservative, is the youngest Western leader in the world today.
Chancellor Kurtz announced this week that little girls will no longer be allowed to wear the Muslim veil in kindergarten and grade school.
"Our goal is to work against the development of 'parallel societies' in Austria, which includes wearing a (Islamic) veil in kindergartens and primary schools," Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told radio Ö1.
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Sebastian Kurz announces headscarf ban for kindergartens and schools
April 04., 2018
„Veiling little children is something that should definitely have no place in our country“, said Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. With this, he wanted to prevent discrimination at a young age.
In the will of the Austria government, in the future, girls won’t be allowed to wear a headscarf in kindergarten and elementary school any longer. „Veiling little children is something that should definitely have no place in our country“, said chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday in Vienna.
It was about granting the same opportunities to all children. „And this also means that there isn’t any discrimination at a young age“, said Kurz. The new law will be titled „Child Protection Law“. „All children should have equal opportunities, girls and boys“, said Kurz.