Woman Wearing Hijab Refused Entry into French Bank
A woman wearing a hijab was prevented from entering a Société Générale bank in France. The 24-year-old customer was told that she could not enter unless she removed the headscarf.
The hijab-wearing woman said that her face was visible and she posed no security risk to the bank. She also said that she will be suing the bank.
This is the latest in the continuing intolerance of visible Islamic practice in France. Earlier this month, a woman was not allowed into a swimming pool wearing a burqini - a full-body bathing suit - and in 2004, the French government made it illegal for Muslims to wear headscarves in schools.
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