FRANCE – ‘Hijab Day’ at prestigious French university stirs controversy

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FRANCE - ‘Hijab Day’ at prestigious French university stirs controversy
The Islamic veil has been banned in public primary and high schools for students and teachers since 2004. In 2011 French lawmakers banned public wearing of the full-face veil or mask.

A group of university students have rekindled the heated debate over the acceptance of the Muslim veil in French society as they invited fellow classmates at the prestigious Sciences Po university to try on the garment. Around a dozen young women wearing colourful Muslim veils paced about nervously in the main hall of Sciences Po university…