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French Senate Votes To Ban Hijabs For Minors

Rawdah Mohamed, wearing a hijab, holding up her hand, which says "Hands off my hijab." (Rawdah Mohamed)
Rawdah Mohamed, wearing a hijab, holding up her hand, which says "Hands off my hijab." (Rawdah Mohamed)

Earlier this year, the French Senate passed a measure banning girls under the age of 18 from wearing a hijab in public spaces.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley about the ban and reactions to the amendment.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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