France's Le Pen: ban religious symbols in public [CWN]


#1

Citing the need to combat Islamist extremism, the leader of France’s third-largest political party said that France’s ban on religious symbols and garb in schools should be extended to all public places.

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#2

That will be hard to enforce.


#3

Very disappointed in Le Pen. She should have proposed a law giving the Catholic religion primacy in France.


#4

I wear a Tau so I’m not sure many would recognize it as a religious symbol. I could just be a big fan of torque.


#5

Why would she do that? Is she even a practicing Catholic or practicing any sort of religion? This is all really the fruit of the French Revolution drawn out to its logical conclusion. I suppose you could say it started with the dissolution of the monasteries and Catholic religious fleeing the country during Napoleon’s reign.

ChadS


#6

To expect such a law to be passed or proposed in France would be highly unrealistic. Catholicism had such a status in Ireland from the late 1930’s till 1973 or so, at which point voters a referendum was held an d the provisions pertaining to that were removed from the constitution.


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