French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa

France

France defends controversial law to combat Islamist radicalism

  • Macron has pushed the legislation after a spate of attacks blamed on extremists, such as the beheading of a teacher who showed students cartoons of the Prophet
  • The bill would tighten rules on issues such as religious-based education, virginity tests and polygamy, and has been slammed by critics in Muslim countries

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace. Photo: dpa
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