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Welcome to the French Republic School

France, often posed as a model of democracy. The secularism mother, is once again throwing her children on the dock.

They might be preparing the ground for debate on Islam and secularism scheduled for April 5th. Starting to influence the audience aiming at the presidential elections. 
What’s better than a case in hand to increase your appetite?

Yes, yes. Once again it has something to do with school, Muslim women and their veil.

Except that this time, they no longer want them simply to remove their veils. No, no that’s too easy! They tried it already and it does not prevent them from going to school. Guess what? Being good at it, they have to find something else, something more efficient.

Here, in France, we have the biggest secular world defense system, professionals who work on this issue 24/7. It tells you the level of absurdity that follows next.
 Those specialists of Islamophobia as I call them, defenders of French secularism as they like to proclaim themselves, have decided to tackle a vital element in the “Republican” model. The skirt/dress!

And it is the Lycée Auguste Blanqui (High School), in Saint-Ouen, who started the merry-making. Muslim schoolgirls wearing long dresses in the establishment, have been threatened with exclusion. The school management see the clothing as ostentatious religious signs.

Aberrant and disturbing are you telling me? No, not at all. This is considered normal where I come from.

Since the first liberticide law of March 15th 2004, banning ostentatious religious signs in primary schools, colleges and high schools, anyone feels free to redefine the framework of “ostentatious and secular” as they see it.

They are still entitled to ask some questions though. So where are the associations defending the rights of women? And where are our human values? Mh … Didn’t the representatives of the French people in 1789 drafted a text to ensure the natural, inalienable and sacred Human Rights? Mh … How is it called again?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Citizen, of course!

What should be guaranteed in Article 6?
The law is the expression of the general wills [...] It must be the same for everyone, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal, are equally eligible to all dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction except that of their virtues and talents.

And what about our dear French motto: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”, has that been thrown into oblivion?

Isn’t she beautiful the French “secularised” society!

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4 Responses to Welcome to the French Republic School

  1. Sairah says:

    The anger can be felt through this piece, what France wishes to do is shocking but not surprising. In sha Allah with voices like yours we can campaign against inequality.

    Keep writing Khaoula, peace x

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  3. trop fort ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  4. JP says:

    Salaam!
    Thanks for this great article and to bring awareness! I will just make a difference between the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” of the UN enacted in 1948 and the French “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” of 1789, which, still is a precursor document of universal human rights instrument; but it is important to make the difference between them as they are not at all the same (for example, the 1789 French declaration neither mention the rights of women nor slavery!!
    Julie

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