France’s Headscarf War: ‘It’s An Attack On Freedom’
With rioting breaking out in Paris over the weekend, the row over Muslim headwear has erupted again. Will it lead to a new law against women wearing headscarves? And could that fan the flames of a French identity crisis? asks Angelique Chrisafis.
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The veil covering your eyes is much more dangerous than the veil covering my hair.’ A woman wearing a tricolour headscarf makes her point in Paris. Photograph: Alamy