Serving pork to Muslim children violates their right to religious freedom, the national social appeals board, Ankestyrelsen, has ruled.

Ankestyrelsen's ruling came in response to a complaint filed by a Muslim father whose two daughters were served pork by their foster family in Brøndby.

The father's initial complaint to Brøndby Council in July 2012 was refuted, with the council saying that the children should follow the norms of their non-Muslim foster family. According to public broadcaster DR, the council argued that family meals were an important bonding time for the children and their foster family.

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