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Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom

Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking "national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities". Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools.
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