"When you have a problem with a veiled woman, the problem's with you," says member of the French parliament Sonia Krimi of Emmanuel Macron's LREM party. She blasts education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer for stating "the headscarf itself is not desirable in our society, it's not something to encourage." The government and the parliamentary majority are split over how to react to a far-right local representative at the regional parliament in Burgundy who tried to order a mother accompanying pupils on a school outing to take off her Islamic headscarf.

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