In recent days a new front has been opened up in the age-old debate about secularism in France – namely the wearing of the Islamic veil and other religious symbols in the workplace.
Two opinion polls published in recent days reveal the French are very much in favour of introducing a ban.
A whopping majority – 84% – of the French people now oppose the wearing of the Islamic veil or headscarf in private workplaces frequented by members of the public, according to a poll published on Sunday by regional daily Ouest-France.
Furthermore, 86% would support a law banning all religious symbols from any workplace centred on children, such as a school or crèche, according to a survey published on Monday by the Parisien. [The Local Europe] Read more