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Plans to launch Oslo's first Muslim-only primary school have been given the go-ahead by Norway's education ministry in the face of cross-party criticism.

In the application to start the school, the Association of Muslim Mothers said that the school would teach its pupils Arabic and Islamic values as well as the standard subjects on the curriculum, replacing the subject of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics with Islam, Religion and Philosophy.

The school aims to have 200 students, and is expected to look for premises in the east side of Oslo, where most of the city's immigrant population lives.


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