A new debate about the lengths to which Danish schools should accommodate Muslims has been spurred by a school's decision to ban praying.

A Muslim student at SOPU Hillerød, a school for health care and pedagogical assistants in a northern Copenhagen suburb, recently went on Facebook to protest against the school's decision to ban all praying during school hours.

She posed for a photo holding a sign that read: "New from the director. May one pray at SOPU Hillerød? The answer is NO!".

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