Somewhere along the line, after allowing her to give presentations with her back to the class, they decided enough was enough. “Que. government forced woman from classroom for refusing to remove face covering,” from the Canadian Press, March 2:
MONTREAL – A Muslim student who was kicked out of a Quebec classroom for wearing a religious face-covering has accused the provincial government of trampling on her human rights.
She has filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission.
But the government is sticking by its guns.
A spokesman for the province’s immigration minister says the woman could have stayed in the French class had she agreed to remove her niqab for certain exercises.
The woman’s teachers say the garment kept her from improving her enunciation and other language skills.
The school reportedly asked the government to intervene after it spent months trying to accommodate her religious beliefs.
Among other things, the school allowed her to give oral presentations with her back facing the class.
The government move is earning some plaudits, even from moderate Muslim groups.