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Citing Security Concerns, Copenhagen Jewish School Forbids Religious Symbols

By: JTA

(JTA) — A Jewish school in Denmark informed parents that its pupils are no longer allowed to wear religious symbols near school grounds.

The private Caroline School in Copenhagen informed parents of the policy in a recent letter, the Jyllands-Posten daily reported Friday. The letter said it was not permissible for students of the 7th, 8th and 9th grades to leave school premises if they are wearing visible Jewish symbols.

“If a boy wears a kippah, we will ask him to put in a cap so it is no longer visible,” principal Jan Hansen said.

Hansen said the measures were part of his schools “level of security, which is higher than in normal schools.” He added: “Unfortunately, it is the consequence of being a Jewish institution, but it something that we and the students are used to.”

Hansen also said the move was “pure preventative.” He added: “I know there has been an increase in the number of Jews who have been accosted over the summer in connection with the conflict in Gaza.”

In 2012, the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen warned Jewish tourists to refrain from wearing Jewish symbols on the street or speaking Hebrew loudly.

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26 Responses to “Citing Security Concerns, Copenhagen Jewish School Forbids Religious Symbols”

  1. Waqas Soomro says:

    God Bless Israel!

  2. How about using your police?

  3. I agree. Better to protect than allow some dumb as a to attack them by easy recognition.

  4. Something is rotten in Denmark.

  5. Danes are pussies!!!!!

  6. Judy Richka says:

    Get out of there

  7. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Burkas etc also???

  8. Safety first * sad state of affairs when religious tolerance is only a one-way street

  9. Rika Dery says:

    Barb, something is rotten in Europe !

  10. I didn’t realize the Danish police were dangerous !!

  11. Joyce Myers says:

    It is sad when people can not wear religious symbols ..no matter what the religion

  12. I guess there is no part of Europe that is not fundamentally nazi

  13. All of Europe is rotting!!

  14. Shades of the ’30s. Very frightening.

  15. Does that include crosses and swastikas?

  16. G-D Bless you Beloved Israel

  17. Don’t be surprised if canada wiki be next . A plague on Denmark. Hateful people.

  18. We have to leave Europe then they will be able to bully someone else.

  19. These nations learned NOTHING from history of the Nazis and the Holocaust!

  20. Larry Raiken says:

    Let’s all appease the lovely Muslims; after all they care about you Christians:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRA0NKQ0k6E

  21. Sue Johnson says:

    This is probably to protect the students; it is sad that it is necessary.

  22. Don’t allow anythin to stop u from putting God’s symbols in ur body.

  23. Anything to keep children safe.

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