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By William H. Benson

France and Muslim scarves


In France, a fight has broken out between university professors and students who wear Muslim headscarves or veils into class. Some professors insist that before they will begin a lecture, students must remove their scarf or veil. French law already bans public school students from wearing headscarves, veils, yarmulkes or crucifixes, but that law does not extend to university students.

Isabelle de Mecquenem, a philosophy professor said, “The university invented secularism,” and then during the Renaissance, it was the university that “elevated the search for truth by vanquishing the po...

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