Yet Another Sensationalist Story about Muslim Girls and Swimming Lessons

Children swim at a pool in Switzerland. Image via Tages-Anzeiger.

Certain topics related to Muslims seem to go on and on like broken records in European countries. If it isn’t headscarves, it is swimming lessons (like these stories from Germany, Finland, and Norway).  This spring, a story about yet another Muslim family refusing swimming lessons made headlines in Switzerland.  In Basel, the families of five Muslim girls in elementary school were fined upon appeal to the Swiss Supreme Court for refusing that their daughters take part in mixed swimming … [Read more...]


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