As a result of the heated debate on the issue of prayer rooms in schools, a government circular has been sent round emphasising that educational institutions should be aware of potential problems.

The government does not want to ban prayer rooms outright, but the authors of the letter, schools minister Merete Riisager and education minister Søren Pind, say that it is important that the rooms are not used for what is referred to as "negative social control", DR Nyheder reports.

However, Danske Fokeparti (DF) feels that this does not nearly go far enough. Their spokesperson on upper-secondary schools, Marie Krarup, is convinced that head teachers don't see a true picture of the problems prayer rooms cause.

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