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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Lesser Evilism is back. But it isn’t as simple as giving up.

Elections had been bland for years before they were lit up by candidates like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. For a moment it seemed like, instead of being forced to choose a lesser evil, we might get to chose someone who wasn’t evil at all. A quick look at the 2020 US elections, where two rich, right-wing, white blokes are fighting for the most powerful elected position on Earth, says it’s business as usual. Lesser evilism is back. But politics is too important to be left to centrists and conservatives. Blame Remain? In the UK, a broken mainstream politics is being shown up again as the British establishment…

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