Faith And Fury


HARD LESSONS: Italy has been roiled by a Muslim activist's legal battle to get crucifixes taken off classroom walls

A Muslim activist in Italy goes to court to force the local public school to take down the crucifix from his son's classroom wall; when a judge rules in his favor, a wave of outrage sweeps the country. At a public high school outside Paris, two sisters are expelled for refusing to remove the head scarves they wear in observance of their Islamic faith — yet a dozen or so of their classmates wear head scarves and have not been expelled. And in Germany, a teacher sues for the right to keep her head veiled in the classroom, and after a...

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