Sweden bans Islamic schools

Sweden bans Islamic schools

Muslim activists in Sweden accuse the government of trying to close Islamic schools in the country.

Legislation introduced earlier this year prevents the expansion of existing Islamic schools or the opening of new branches starting in 2024.

20 schools that classify themselves as Islamic or Muslim-owned are being closed, and the only three remaining are facing lawsuits against them.

The reason is a report by the Swedish internal security service about the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood group in these schools or other secret agendas.

According to the Swedish agency, children in these schools are at risk of radicalization, but the claim is disputed by the country’s Muslim community. So far, Swedish courts have overturned three decisions to close three Islamic schools.