Headscarf defeat riles French MuslimsThe Burka Broadcasting Corporation hints that the riots in France may have something to do with the banning of the veil, which in my view is the best thing France has done for decades. Visit Biased BBC to read more about this shameful institution:
Headscarf defeat riles French Muslims
Rioting in a Paris suburb has highlighted discontent among French youths of foreign origin, many of whom define themselves through Islam. As part of a series on French Muslims, the BBC News website's Henri Astier reports on the impact of the headscarf ban. Ms Piniau says the ban is now widely accepted. The key to the ban's success has been its enduring popularity. All political parties endorsed it. But the wide acceptance of the ban does not mean the scarf issue has been settled once and for all. It remains contentious, not so much for the French Muslim community as a whole - which includes many secularists - but for youngsters with North African roots who have found a sense of identity through religion. Ambitious Muslim women will no doubt enter the French workforce in the coming years. But many will have to choose between their careers and wearing their religion proudly.