EU's Top Court: Employers May Ban Islamic Headscarves
The Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, has ruled that private sector employers within the 27-member bloc are legally entitled to prohibit their employees from wearing Islamic headscarves at the workplace.
The significance of the ECJ's decision
on the headscarf - arguably the most visible symbol of political Islam in
Europe - cannot be overstated: by striking a balance between religious liberty
and entrepreneurial freedom, the court has effectively blocked a back-door
effort to enshrine Sharia law in European labor law.