… Et stupidité:
President Jacques Chirac called on Wednesday for a law banning Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses from French state schools.
“In all conscience, I consider that the wearing of dress or symbols which conspicuously show religious affiliation should be banned in schools,” he said in a televised speech on the long controversy over the role of religion in French public life.
“For that, a law is necessary,” he added, urging parliament to pass legislation for the new school year in September 2004.
Great solution there, Jacques – let’s pretend racism doesn’t exist by covering it up and banning it. Sure.