Monday, 1 April 2013

French Muslims meet as Hollande prepares wider hijab ban

France’s largest Islamic grouping meets this weekend at Le Bourget, north of Paris, as the government prepares to extend the ban on Islamic headscarves in educational establishments, a move many Muslims feel would be discriminatory.

Organised by the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF) the Le Bourget conference is a key event in the Muslim calendar but often generates controversy.


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