Burka wearing Muslim women to be future symbol of France, Francois Hollande claims
In the French President’s new book named ‘A president should not say that’, he declared women who wear the veil will be the “Marianne of the future”.
Marianne is France’s national icon and a symbol of its values of liberty, egality and fraternity.
But his comment on the wild-haired, bare-breasted Marianne angered scores of hardline politicians, who bitterly condemned the leader’s words via social media this morning.
They claim Mr Hollande has “given up” and is no longer willing to wage a war against radical Islam.
Brigitte Kuster, the Republican mayor of Paris’s 17th arrondissement,... read more
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