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Chirac Backs Religious Symbol Ban in Schools

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Chirac Backs Religious Symbol Ban in Schools

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Chirac Backs Religious Symbol Ban in Schools

Chirac Backs Religious Symbol Ban in Schools

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French President Jacques Chirac calls for a new law that would bar students from wearing religious symbols in public schools. Chirac says the move is needed to preserve France's secular traditions. Though the law would ban Christian crosses and Jewish skullcaps as well as Muslim headscarves, the country's 5 million Muslims say they feel targeted. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer.

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