French court lifts Salafist teenager's travel ban, national tensions laid bare

A Muslim convert on Tuesday won a court order lifting a travel ban that she says was imposed because of her ultra-conservative Salafist beliefs, in a case that has exposed deep-seated tensions between secular France and its Muslim community.
The 19-year-old, who was raised as a Catholic, converted to Islam two years ago and said she had wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia to study before her mother alerted the authorities, suspecting her daughter had fallen into the hands of jihadist recruiters.
The travel ban was imposed on anti-terrorism grounds because the government feared she may try to... read more

18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters

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