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Austria MPs approve law banning headscarf in primary schools

Government, however, says the law will not affect the patka head covering worn by Sikh boys or the Jewish kippa.

Austrian government admits that the law is likely to be challenged at the country's constitutional court [File: Omar Marques/Anadolu/Getty Images]

Austrian government admits that the law is likely to be challenged at the country’s constitutional court

MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.

Dane who wants to deport Muslims & ban Islam to run in election

Far-right Rasmus Paludan, who holds stunts desecrating Islam’s holy book, is expected to win seats in coming vote.

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Rasmus Paludan, the founder of the anti-immigrant party Hard Line, demonstrates at Faelledparken in Copenhagen, on May 1 [File: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA]

Rasmus Paludan, the founder of the anti-immigrant party Hard Line, demonstrates at Faelledparken in Copenhagen, on May 1

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Since founding his party in July 2017, far-right politician Rasmus Paludan, a Danish lawyer, has risen to virtual stardom for his Quran-burning demonstrations in Muslim-majority neighbourhoods – stunts which have been triggering counterprotests.
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Paludan – who did not respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment – tells his supporters that Denmark is for “ethnic Danes”, that he wants to deport the country’s more than 300,000 Muslims and ban Islam, as he warns that “civil war is coming“.