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This week, weâre putting the focus on a recurrent and touchy issue that has once again made headlines in France:Â the Muslim headscarf. The debate about the Muslim headscarf returned to the spotlight after footage spread online of a far-right official angrily opposing the presence of woman wearing a headscarf at a regional council meeting. The woman in question was chaperoning her sonâs class during a school trip.Â The chaos that ensued has sparked a heated debate on islamophobia, womenâs rights, sectarianism, inclusivity and the rule of law.
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