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Botkyrka: Imam had offered up to 3,000 votes to the Moderate Party in exchange for a Mosque

Last weekend, while the world was watching the rise of the Sweden Democrats, Swedes were watching Uppdrag granskning (Investigative Assignment). The program’s title sounds like that of a Scandinavian noir thriller. By – Dominic Green This episode’s plot, set in the Stockholm immigrant suburb of Botkyrka, was murky too. But the criminal dealings in this Sveriges Television production weren’t fictional. Investigative Assignment exposed a ...

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Botkyrka Sweden: School decided to segregate the high school pupils’ swimming lessons

Gender-divided swimming lessons in municipal schools raises question marks At the Broängs school in Botkyrka, one of Sweden’s most immigrant municipalities, it has been decided to segregate the high school pupils’ swimming lessons from the Autumn Term. By –  Elodie Lewis  The rise in women-only swimming hours has been promoted as offering a safe space for women and girls who may ...

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Germany’s top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Germany’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes. The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents that she should be excused the classes because a ...

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Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters

Hundreds of young Muslim girls have flocked to swimming lessons in Copenhagen’s immigrant-heavy Tingbjerg district after Hovedstadens Svømmeklub (Capital City Swimming Club) introduced segregated swimming sessions. While the swimming club has hailed the move as a “recipe for integration”, politicians and commentators have criticised the concept as being against Danish values. The girl-only sessions, which also take place with windows ...

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