French PM calls for ban on Islamic headscarves at universities

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has sparked controversy by suggesting the Muslim headscarf should be banned in universities and that a majority of French people think Islam is incompatible with the values of the Republic.

The Socialist, under pressure over contested labour reforms and growing street protest movements, reopened the divisive question of whether students could be banned from wearing headscarves at French universities.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    He should ban Muslims altogether from all universities.

  • John

    Why not call for an end to Muslim immigration instead. that way you won’t have to worry about headscarves, be it for grade schools, high schools or universities.

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      First the whole Europe and North America need to replace all politicians , they are not representing their own people anymore.

  • pdxnag

    If you do not want Islamic totalitarianism you must expel the proponents of the same.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    France is a republic?