When France enacted its ban on “ostentatious symbols” in public schools in 2004, the so-called “veil ban” was justified under the guise of a warped form of European cultural relativism. It’s just the French way, you see.
Over the years, legislation in France has continued to encroach into the private sphere of Muslim citizens, with a keen focus on women.
Muslim women in headscarves have been prohibited from working in private nurseries. Mothers in headscarves have been banned from school outings. Women in face veils are prohibited from walking the streets, using hospitals or public transport. Students in long skirts are sent home for wearing “religious clothing.” Non-pork alternatives have been removed from school menus.… Seguir leyendo »