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Row over French politician’s veil comments

Source : AFP / 20 Aug 2014

A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an “attack on our culture”.

Nadine Morano, a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, took a picture of the woman wearing a headscarf and posted it on her Twitter feed and Facebook page next to a famous photo of sex symbol Brigitte Bardot wearing a bikini.


European rights court upholds French 'burqa ban'

Source : France 24 / 02 Jun 2014

France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.


Baby-Loup hijab ban upheld by appeals court

Source : France 24 / 26 Jun 2014

A French court has upheld the controversial sacking of a childcare worker who wore a headscarf to work.

In a case that has gripped France for five years, a Paris appeals court ruled on November 27 that the dismissal of nursery worker Fatima Afif was legal.


French Football Coach Embraces Islam

Source : OnIslam / 28 Apr 2014

A former international French football player who currently coaches Algerian premier league’s Laghouat Club has embraced Islam, officially announcing his decision during last Friday prayer.

In a surprise move, François Bracci, who has built a track record Olympique de Marseille and Strasbourg, announced the shahada (declaration of faith) last Friday, Algerian daily information ré reported.


France upholds headscarf firing

Source : World Bulletin / 28 Nov 2013

A French appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a Muslim daycare worker for wearing a headscarf at a creche that demanded strict neutrality from its employees.

The Paris court's decision was announced at the same time as French lawyers defended the country's ban on full-face veils in public before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.


French See Islam ‘Incompatible’

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 29 Jan 2013

A new survey has found that French are growing concerned with immigrants, politicians, globalization and media, with 74 percent believe Islam is not compatible with French society, The Inquisitr reported.

“The French, or at least the vast majority of them, seem to be afraid of everything,” French historian Michel Wincock told Le Monde this week.


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