Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is surveilling Muslims?

Correction: the original headline and article published on 21st November 2020 falsely implied that only Muslim children in France were to be given ID numbers under a new bill. The headline and article were corrected on the 23rd November 2020 to reflect the fact that most children in France already have ID numbers but that under the new proposal this will be extended to children who don’t attend state schools. French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. ID cards…

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Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is giving Muslim kids identification numbers?

French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. Muslim leaders Macron asked the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to accept a charter of “republican values” over the next 15 days. The BBC reported that the bill includes the following measures: Restrictions on home-schooling and harsher punishments for those who intimidate public officials on religious grounds Giving children an identification number under the law that would be used to ensure they are attending school. Parents who break the law…

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