Muslim parents keep kids from swim class

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Officials in the Swiss city of Basel have fined five Muslim families for refusing to allow their daughters to attend compulsory swimming classes in school, Swiss news agency ATS reports.

The parents had refused on “religious grounds” to allow their daughters, all of whom were under 10, to take part in the mixed-gender classes, Christoph Eymann, the head of city’s education department, said on Thursday.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 21, 2013