France’s Law to reinforce Republican Principles

The Law to reinforce Republican Principles is a draft legislation presented by the French cabinet. The bill is seen as a move to target ‘radical Islamism’. Some of the proposals of the bill include: preventing dropout of Muslim children by bringing in educational reforms, strict control over mosques and preachers via surveillance of activities like finance and training of Imams, rules against online hate campaigns, etc. In addition to this, home-schooling of children over the age of 3 years would be discouraged.

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