A Danish vocational school has been ordered to pay 75,000 Danish kroner to a Muslim student who was expelled from the school in 2010 because she refused to taste pork, which is forbidden in Islam.

The Danish Equal Status Council has ordered the school, located in the Jutland town of Holsterbro, to pay a fine to the student, who is of Lebanese origin.

The council ruled that coercing Muslim students eat pork is discrimination. An official from the council, Erling Brandstrup, said this is the first time such a decision has been made by the council and this will set a precedent for future cases.

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