SWITZERLAND: Muslim male students win the right not to shake a female teacher’s hand because it is “against their religion”

By BI: How long before they demand that no female can be a teacher in their classes? Or no female can be in the same classes with them? Sharia-creep anyone?


A nationwide debate was sparked in Switzerland after two male Muslim students were exempted from shaking the hands of their female teachers in a small school district where this show of respect has always been a tradition.

According to SwissInfo.ch, it’s regularly practiced that teachers and students share in a handshake at the start and end of class out of mutual respect. But two male Muslim students complained that Islam dictates they refrain from touching someone of the opposite sex except for family members. Instead of telling the students they needed to follow the same rules as all other students, the school caved to their demands.