Belgian School Accepts French Veil Refugee

BRUSSELS – A 12-year-old French girl who was expelled from school for wearing a headscarf is to be educated in Belgium, it emerged on Wednesday. Hilal was excluded from her school in the east of France because she refused to take off her Islamic headscarf, which has now be banned in schools by the French authorities. She will now attend a Belgian boarding school that allows more religious freedom, said her lawyer, Mrs Boukara.