France secularism law: Govt mulls draft bill targeting religious extremism

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    President Emmanuel #Macron on Wednesday seeks his cabinet’s blessing for draft #legislation combatting “radical Islamism” after a spate of attacks, which critics fear risks targeting all Muslims. Macron argues the legislation is needed to shore up France’s staunchly secular system but the plan has further stirred up social tensions over the consequences for Europe’s largest #Muslim community. FRANCE 24’s French Politics Editor Marc Perelman explains.

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