French ban of abaya robes in schools draws applause, criticism – EURACTIV.com

French conservatives on Monday (28 August) applauded the government’s decision to ban children from wearing the abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes worn by some Muslim women, in state-run schools, but the move also drew criticism and some mockery.

French conservatives on Monday (28 August) applauded the government’s decision to ban children from wearing the abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes worn by some Muslim women, in state-run schools, but the move also drew criticism and some mockery.
But Clémentine Autain, an MP for the hard-left France Insoumise, criticised what she called the “clothes police” and a move “characteristic of an obesssional rejection of Muslims”.
“We were worri


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