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Sweden vows to ban ALL religious schools in an effort to tackle segregation after taking in a record number of asylum seekers

Sara Malm For Mailonline

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3-17-18

  • Sweden's main governing party proposes a ban on all religious schools 
  • It follows reports of gender segregation in some Muslim free schools
  • Jewish schools will be exempt from the  new ban, politicians said

 

Sweden could be set to ban all religious schools, following a proposal from the leading party ahead of this year's election.

The Social Democratic party, which currently leads a minority government, has pledged to ban all religious free schools to tackle segregation in the country.

Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden's minister for Public Administration said that 'teachers, not priests and imams should be in charge of schools'.

New rules: Social Democrats, which lead's Sweden's minority government, has proposed a ban on all religious schools in the country (stock image)

New rules: Social Democrats, which lead's Sweden's minority government, has proposed a ban on all religious schools in the country (stock image)

The proposal is not yet backed by parliament, but several other parties have criticized establishments of more religious free schools following reports of gender separation in classes at existing institutions.

'We have to knock down segregation to keep Sweden together... school segregation must therefore also be broken down,' Ardalan Shekarabi told a news conference in Stockholm

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