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France’s Turn for the Worse

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Printed Date: 15 December 2017 at 3:40pm

Topic: France’s Turn for the Worse
Posted By: abuayisha
Subject: France’s Turn for the Worse
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 6:15pm

What was more surprising about the debate was the extent to which even Hollande tried to appeal to the far right. When Sarkozy contended that tensions between France’s ethnic groups are to be explained by the presence of “Islam in France,” Hollande vowed to uphold a ban on women wearing the burqa in public. When Sarkozy raised the issue of halal meat, Hollande vowed that France’s school cafeterias would not serve a single piece of halal meat during his presidency. Trying to outdo his rival, Hollande went out of his way to emphasize that, unlike Sarkozy, he had favored a ban on French schoolgirls wearing the veil as early as 2003. -

Posted By: Bubba
Date Posted: 19 June 2012 at 4:48pm
One could certainly make a case that the most divisive issue France is facing - not unlike much of Europe - is "Islam in France".

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