The decision taken by a Copenhagen school to ban fathers from a parental meeting out of respect for Muslim mothers has drawn deep divides between politicians and school leaders.

Holberg School in the city's Bispebjerg district has scheduled a meeting for parents about the school's anti-bullying policy this evening. But the meeting at the multi-cultural school is mothers only, and neither Danish nor immigrant fathers of pupils have been welcomed to attend.

The invitation from the school invites mothers to attend a 'debate about bullying that includes mother talk, yummy food, coffee and cake'. They are also invited to bring their young children with them if needed, as babysitting will be provided.

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