We recently wrote about the bizarre attempt by German authorities to combat ‘Islamism’ through cartoons. As we wrote at the time, one of the cartoon’s positive role models is a Muslim girl called Ayshe who is described as a “modern, head-scarf-wearing, Muslim girl who staunchly believes in liberal democracy”. In other words, she’s a “good Muslim” according to the view of North-Rhine Westphalia, the German state that designed and published the story.
However, for all Ayshe’s apparent virtues, she still would not be allowed to be a school teacher in a state school in North-Rhine Westphalia (the state that published the cartoon) because she wears hijab:
The law banning Muslim teachers from wearing headscarves was adopted on Wednesday by the regional parliament of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, where the conservative Christian Democrats hold a majority. The Social Democrats and the Greens voted against it.