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Old 10.01.2015, 11:05
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

I think someone here (Odile?) mentioned earlier that tensions between French Muslims and French non-Muslims have been pretty high. I also read that headscarves were banned in France, etc.*

This makes me wonder if these murderers had chosen the magazine not simply because of the images, etc. that it had published but more because it wanted the magazine to serve as a symbol for the anti-Muslim sentiments that are (perhaps?) so rampant in France... ?

* Curiously, though, does anyone know... Is it actually headscarves that have been banned in France (e.g. like the one in Nil's current avatar) or is it only the veiling of the entire face that has been banned? I seem to be finding conflicting info. via a Google search.
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