Thursday, May 3, 2012

France's Hollande: Tough line on Muslim customs

Jakarta Post reports:

French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande says he would not allow separate menus in public cafeterias or separate hours in swimming pools for men and women to satisfy demands of the Muslim community.

Hollande, the Socialist facing off against conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's presidential election runoff, also said he would firmly support France's ban on the face-covering Islamic veils.
Hollande said if he is elected president, "I will apply the law" on the face veils. He said different swimming pool hours "will not be tolerated."
Sarkozy also has criticized demands for special treatment from France's large Muslim community.


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