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French Muslim student banned from school for wearing long black skirt

The student who had been prevented from going to class because of her long skirt had always removed her veil - banned because it shows religious affiliation – before entering school.

The student who was stopped from going to class because of her long skirt had always removed her veil – banned because it shows religious affiliation – before entering her school. Photograph: Alamy

Secular extremism at work?

The Guardian

A 15-year-old Muslim girl has been banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious for secular France, in a case that has sparked an outcry.

The girl was stopped from going to class earlier this month by the headteacher who reportedly felt the long skirt “conspicuously” showed religious affiliation, which is banned in schools by France’s strict secularity laws.

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  • George Carty

    I thought that the US Civil Rights movement succeeded when it did largely because of external developments: the invention of the mechanical cotton picker meant the South no longer needed a class of semi-slave labourers, while the Cold War and the decolonization of Africa created a lesser-of-two-evils scenario for the Democrats: lose the white South to the Republicans or lose Africa to the Commies?

  • Tanveer “Utter Khanage” Khan

    I was about to come and tell you this 🙂

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