The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DF) wants to ban private schools from teaching the Arabic language.

The party will on Thursday forward a proposal to parliament that would, in practice forbid many Islamic private schools in Denmark from teaching students in their mother tongues.

DF has previously proposed scrapping state support for Islamic private schools.

Now, the party will attempt an alternative approach to restricting the schools, reports Avisen Danmark.

Should the proposal be passed into law, private schools would lose 75 percent of their income if they fail to comply with a demand to only teach European foreign languages.

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