Corsica parents ‘block Muslim women in headscarves’ from entering nursery

Five women wearing the Islamic headscarf have been prevented from entering a nursery school in Corsica by other parents, local media report.

Police intervened to calm the incident in Bonifacio, local media reported.

Staff and pupils at French schools are banned from wearing religious symbols – but parents are not.

Tensions between Muslims and other locals have been simmering in southern France, particularly after a jihadist in a lorry murdered 86 people in Nice.

Monday’s incident in Bonifacio took place as children returned to school after the summer holiday.

The parents who blocked the women said they were unhappy because their children were reprimanded if staff saw their Christian crosses.

Moors head on Corsican flag

Moors head on Corsican flag

  • xavier

    There are other towns thst also have Moors heads. A Valencian town has 4. I’ll have it look it up.

    Well good to see the Corsicans once again standing up and making the Moslem uncomfortable

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    The only solution is to not allow muzzies in your country.

  • BillyHW

    Muslims don’t belong in Corsica.

    • Alain

      They don’t belong on the planet earth.

    • Samuel Q-L

      Corsica does not belong to France.

  • eMan14

    Small but welcome steps. But it will take much more to set things right.

  • Good.