“If they get to the European courts they will rule in favor of the girl”

03April 2013

The president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) Riay Tatary, said that the High Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) rule about the Camilo Jose Cela de Pozuelo de Alarcón school’s decision to prohibit a Muslim student, Najwa Malha, from wearing a headscarf in class,  will be dismissed in the case it goes to European Court of Human Rights. Tatary noted that “we need national dialogue” and a unification of the rules in this domain  and in other matters as “it is not about a girl or a particular garment, but about a fundamental right, the right to religious freedom. “