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Student expelled for wearing niqab

Muslim woman refused to remove her veil in class; school attempted to accommodate her

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Quebec Immigration Minister Yolande James authorized the expulsion of a Muslim woman from a government-sponsored French class at Cégep St. Laurent last fall, a report said Tuesday. According to a report in La Presse, the Egyptian student wearing a niqab didn’t want to remove her veil in the presence of men and objected to having male students face her in the classroom. After several attempts to accommodate the woman, she was expelled. The woman has since complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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