In 2004, France passed a law banning religious symbols in public spaces. Here’s a look into how France’s Muslim women view the law.
Veiled meaning: The French Law Banning Religious Symbols In Public Schools
“On March 3, 2004, the French Senate gave the final approval for a bill prohibiting the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in public schools.”
French Muslims Say Veil Bans Give Cover to Bias
“Malek Layouni was not thinking about her Muslim faith, or her head scarf, as she took her excited 9-year-old son to an amusement site near Paris. But, as it turned out, it was all that mattered.”
French Muslims caught between Islamophobia and extremism
“This city’s first Muslim doctor doesn’t look Muslim.”
Why There’s Tension Between France and Its Muslim Population
“The country’s radical secularism clashes with many Muslims’ desire to publicly display their faith.”
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