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Are Muslims in Alsace better off than those in the rest of France?

The French region of Alsace-Moselle, near the German border, has its own specific legislation concerning religions. For historical reasons, local authorities are allowed to finance religious groups, unlike in the rest of the country. Do Muslims in Alsace have a better life than those who live elsewhere in France? Our reporter went to investigate.

By Alexandra RENARD

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2017-09-07 DR Congo

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