Liberté, égalité, and fraternité...Except for Muslim women
In 2004 France passed a law prohibiting students in public schools from wearing clothing or symbols that show religious affliation (for example: crosses, Jewish skullcaps, and hijaabs). In 2011 France banned people from wearing niqaab, the face covering worn by a small percentage of Muslim women. And now it appears as though long skirts have come into question.
When will French Muslim women be left alone, and given the right to choose how they wish to dress?
Check out this post written about the subject, and then if you are brave, read the comments.
Here is an interesting debate between two Muslim women on either side of the ban.