How Muslim Women Are Fighting France’s Islamophobic Laws

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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.

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Veiled meaning: The French Law Banning Religious Symbols In Public Schools
http://www.brookings.edu/fp/cusf/analysis/vaisse20040229.pdf
“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
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/world/europe/muslim-frenchwomen-struggle-with-discrimination-as-bans-on-veils-expand.html
“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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-muslims-caught-between-rising-islamophobia-and-growing-extremism/2015/03/22/7359329c-c739-11e4-bea5-b893e7ac3fb3_story.html
“This city’s first Muslim doctor doesn’t look Muslim.”

Why There’s Tension Between France and Its Muslim Population
http://time.com/3659241/paris-terror-attack-muslim-islam/
“The country’s radical secularism clashes with many Muslims’ desire to publicly display their faith.”

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