France to crack down on Muslim school girls skipping swimming lessons

They said that the schools must not be a breeding ground for 'religious separatism'.

Image result for muslim swimming franceFrance has signaled its intention to crack down on Muslim school kids who are skipping swimming lessons.

Earlier on Thursday, the French government said it would launch an inquiry into absenteeism at school swimming lessons where Muslim schoolgirls are obliged to wear swimming outfits.

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In a statement targeting “religious separatism,” the Minister of National Education, Youth & Sports and the Minister Delegate in charge of Citizenship to the Interior Minister said they would launch an inquiry into the increasing number of suspicious absences from swimming lessons.

Jean-Michel Blanquer and Marlène Schiappa said: “The Government is determined to strengthen respect for the values ​​of the Republic on the occasion of the bill reinforcing the principles of the Republic, currently being examined in Parliament.”

Marlène Schiappa, the Minister Delegate in charge of Citizenship to the Minister of the Interior (left), and Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth & Sports (right). (Bertrand Guay/AFP)

They said that the schools must not be a breeding ground for ‘religious separatism’ when an act or a demonstration results in a refusal of activity in the name of religious convictions.

They also added, “In recent years, there has been an increase in the issuance of certificates by health professionals excusing young girls from swimming lessons.”

“These so-called ‘chlorine allergy’ certificates of convenience cannot be tolerated in schools in the Republic as long as they are not based on medical reasons.”

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It has been learned that Jean-Michel Blanquer and Marlène Schiappa will launch an investigation under the direction of the Council of the Elders of Secularism to “obtain the most precise information possible on this practice from the actors concerned.”

The French human rights activist, Yasser Louati, has criticized his government’s “war with Muslims and said that this is a result of the ‘radical secularism’ being implemented in the country.

Over the past few months, France has enacted several measures outlawing religious separatism in the name of national security and protecting Laïcité (secularism).

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  • on this particular issue, i guess the french are right. And the question is, why should one live in a country whose basic ideologies and principles collide with one’s own beliefs and mentality?? Those who have problem with that culture, should simply go back to their own countries or shift to any other country where they find themselves comfortable.

    • How many countries did France colonize?
      French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Côte d’Ivoire, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger.


    • well, what do you think about Pakistan being a Islamic country (by constitution), will you have problems if Pakistan implements:
      1)- Sharia compliant dressing for women… so no stupid movies/adds
      2)- Teaches Arabic/Quran lessons in schools/colleges …
      3)- No co-education system according to islam …
      and many other amendments in view of islam.

      I can only agree you on this if you also agree and believe Pakistan being a islamic country has all rights to do these amendments without any raising slogans for freedom of expression/rights etc,. against these changes. And those who have problems should go to other countries where they find themselves comfortable?

  • Next they will ensure school kids to visit local beaches once a week in the nude.

    Absentee kids will be labelled rebellious and will be either deported or sent to mandatory re-education camps to learn French values!!!

  • Who are the French racist to tell muslim kids what to wear and what not to? This is against Human rights to force kids to wear what they do not want to.

  • Just wondering how Jewish community is reacting? Jewish girls don’t even show their real hair so can’t imagine them going swimming in bikini.

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