Reda Valprin has built a full life for himself and his family in the small southeastern city of Chalon-sur-Saone since moving to France from Morocco almost 20 years ago. Valprin, 35, a halal butcher and volunteer at his local mosque, said he supports the religious neutrality of the French state, but fears the idea has been contorted.
“In the name of secularism, people have done all sorts of things,” he said. “They misuse this term to manipulate their electorate and to serve their interests.”
Oh Boo Hoo.