A Norwegian teacher has been told he cannot wear the Star of David. Why? It might offend Muslims. This from Aftenposten, with thanks to Scandinavian Infidel and jboxell:
A municipally employed teacher in Kristiansand has been prevented from wearing a Star of David around his neck. Kristiansand Adult Education Center, where the man works, ruled that the Jewish symbol could be deemed a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.
Not only that: the teacher wears it under his shirt.
Teacher Inge Telhaug said he feels this is a violation of his freedom of speech.
“I can’t accept this. It is a small star, 16 millimeters (0.6 inches) that I have around my neck, usually under a T-shirt. I see it as my right to wear it,” Telhaug told NRK.
However, the headscarf is just fine. Aftenposten also reports in a separate story:
Education Minister Kristin Clemet said during question time in parliament on Wednesday that she had no plans to ban the hijab – the head scarf worn by Muslim women that has recently become increasingly associated with Islamism. The Progress Party’s parliamentary group agreed Wednesday to propose banning the hijab and the burka from elementary schools.