French Senator compares mothers wearing veils to “Halloween witches”

French Senator compares mothers wearing veils to “Halloween witches” - French Senator Jean Louis Masson has received heavy criticism following his comments in which he compared mothers wearing veils to “Halloween witches”. His comments came as the upper house of the French government passed a bill to ban the wearing of religious symbols to parents accompanying school trips. Colleagues were quick to criticize Masson asking, “how can an elected representative of the Republic make such violent remarks against fellow citizens?”

 

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