Ville Urbanne, France, close to Lyon, last Friday

“The images speak for themselves: for two hours the district is completely sealed off, the vehicles pile up, preventing some local residents from leaving their homes. Forced to adapt themselves to the timetable of the prayers, the district is obliged to live according to the Muslim schedule. To try and keep traffic flowing, some of the worshippers replace the municipal police, which doesn’t prevent an infernal concert of car horns. What will the next stage be?”

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