Egypt bans girls from wearing hijabs to school – until they reach puberty

Egypt has banned children from wearing hijabs to school.

Education Minister Moheb Al-Refaei has said that girls will no longer be allowed to wear the hijab to school.

Speaking in an interview, the Minister said that Islam did not require girls to wear the hijab until they reach puberty and so there was no need for them to wear the veil in primary school.

He did not specify the age point at which it would be permitted.

  • simus1

    Another way blocked to outmuslim the next door M M Mustafas.
    Not fair!

  • Alex

    I don’t know how long this will continue but Sisi, and those who support him, seem to be taking small, but consistent steps to pull Egypt AWAY from Islam. Kind of the opposite of Erdogan and friends.

    • Wish them luck, the Muslim Brotherhood will cause a great deal of grief at every turn.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Puberty” in Islam is somewhere between the 6th and 9th birthday for girls.

    • Alain

      Nah they would be old maids by then.