CHRISTIAN children are being deprived of their education and being ousted from schools for refusing to wear a hijab, it has been revealed.
Schools across Egypt are forcing girls of every religion to wear the Muslim headscarf and children of both sexes are being punished if they cannot quote the Koran off by heart.
Even Muslim girls who refuse to wear a hijab are being forced out of school in a country where Coptic Christians have previously been able to live free of persecution.
“Christian girls have to wear the hijab. As soon as the end-of-day bell rings, they start taking it off.”