Integration Minister denies she’s "anti-Muslim"

Sweden’s Integration Minister says she will not be scared into silence by Muslim groups who are accusing her of being Islamophobic, and has vowed to defend the rights of women who are being ”oppressed in the name of religion”.

Nyamko Sabuni has upset muslim leaders in Sweden by suggesting schools ban children from wearing Islamic headscarves and by saying there should be no Islamic schools in the country.

The 37 year old, who was born in Burundi, became Sweden’s first black cabinet member when she joined the new government last year and almost fifty Muslim organisations signed a petition opposing her appointment.

They feel singled out by her campaign against arranged marriages, honour killings and female genital mutilation.

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