1,000 Euro awarded to Muslim sisters who missed class pic

Sisters' lawyer said incident was a clear case of discrimination because the only people affected were Muslims.

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Two Muslim sisters missed a school class photograph in The Hague during Eid al-Adha and in consequence, the school has compensated the siblings 500 euros, reports Breitbart. Their parents had demanded 10,000.

The Maria Montessori School in The Hague was brought to court over the matter and accused of discrimination because the sisters were not included in a class photograph. The Cantonal Court found the school guilty and awarded the pair 500 euros each in compensation, Dutch broadcaster RTL News reports.

Laura Zuydgeest, the sister's lawyer, said the incident, which occurred in 2015, was a clear case of discrimination because the only people affected were Muslims. The school defended its choice saying they tried to bring the photographer in the morning but the only time the photographer was available was when the sisters and their mother were busy at a mosque.

The sibling's mother originally wanted 10,000 euros for the incident and said during the trial: “Do you know how it feels when your five-year-old daughter enters the classroom every day looks at the picture and asks, ‘Mommy, why I’m not here?’ and you can not explain it to the child?”

Ms. Zuydgeest said the mother in the case was happy with the outcome.

The Party for Freedom (PVV), led by Dutch MP Geert Wilders submitted parliamentary questions on the case, asking whether the judge who presided was “crazy” and if he should be suspended from his post.

The Geller Report commented: "It’s interesting to note that the school went out of its way trying to accommodate the Muslim supremacists. The school defended its choice, saying they tried to bring in the photographer in the morning, but the only time the photographer was available was when the sisters went to mosque for prayers. They could have waited. They could have gone later. But no. Litigation jihad."

It is possible that if the Dutch ruling could somehow be used as a precedent in American jurisprudence and if the statute of limitations could be circumvented, former American Major League Baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax may be able to sue the 1965 World Series for holding Game 1 on Yom Kippur of that year, making it impossible for him to participate because of his beliefs.

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