SHAKE TEACHER’S HAND OR PAY $5000 FINE

Shake your teacher’s hand or pay $5000 fine: Switzerland Regional authorities in Switzerland have ruled that if Muslim students refuse to shake their teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of lessons, their parents will face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (around $5,000). The new ruling overturned a controversial decision by a school in northern Therwil municipality, in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country, to grant exemptions from handshakes to two teenage brothers who were unwilling to touch a member of the opposite sex. The…

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