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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Danish culinary school has been forced to pay a fine after they made a female Muslim student eat pork as part of her school work.

The 24 year-old had reportedly moved to Denmark from Libya as a baby, and was a student at the Holstebro Culinary School when the incident occurred. According to The Independent, instructors told the young woman that she had to eat the food her class had cooked just like every other student.

Some of the students had reportedly used pork in their dishes, prompting the girl to refuse to eat them. Her instructors then made her taste and not swallow the dishes, which only made her more upset.

The Muslim woman secretly recorded her conversation with school officials and submitted the tape as evidence in court. The Equal Treatment Board has upheld the woman’s claim, and the school was ordered to pay her $75,000 (£48,000) in damages. Luckily, this was later reduced upon appeal to £,872.

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