…because Germany can’t possibly bring itself to admit that the headscarves “” and religions “” in question might not be equivalent. Nuns don’t want to take over the German government and impose a new system of government and laws upon the nation. Can German Muslims give a similar assurance? From the BBC, with thanks to Belisarius:
A German court has ruled that a regional ban on Muslim teachers wearing headscarves in state schools must also apply to Christian nuns, reports say.
The south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg passed a law in April, preventing teachers from wearing Islamic-style headscarves.
But Germany’s highest administrative court says the law must apply to all faiths, Der Spiegel magazine reports.
Last year, the Constitutional Court said states could ban headscarves.
“Exceptions for certain forms of religiously motivated clothing in certain regions are out of the question,” the federal judges of the Federal Administrative Court wrote in their ruling as quoted by Der Spiegel, in an advance copy of its Monday issue.
A copy of the ruling was not available.
The court’s decision means that nuns, who often work in state schools in the predominantly Roman Catholic Black Forest region of Baden-Wuerttemberg, will have to remove their habits before going into classrooms.