The radical Islamists of Tunisia's Ansar al-Sharia movement on their website asked their supporters not to attend a rally planned in the city of Kairouan, a day after vowing to defy a government ban on the planned rally.
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- Burqa - France - Islamic veil - Muslims - religion - secularism
France - beyond the burqa ban
As France starts enforcing a ban on the burqa, François Picard’s panel bemoans the lack of dialogue with those who practice the Muslim faith in the EU nation with the largest Muslim population.
- Jalila HEGHLI-PEUGNET. Researcher in Europe-Mediterranean partnership, American University of Paris.
- Véronique RIEFFEL. Director, Institute of Islam cultures. Author, "Islamania"
- Mildrade CHERFILS. Paris correspondent, Global Post