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The hijab and the Left

This text was presented in 2004 at the AWL summer school in London.

Article mis en ligne le 18 mai 2017
dernière modification le 22 mai 2017

Dear comrades,
I would like first to thank the AWL for having invited me to this debate. I have been asked to present the recent discussion about the hijab and the law prohibiting what French lawmakers call “conspicuous religious signs” in state schools. (Another law will soon be discussed in order to ban the hijab and any sexual segregation in public hospitals.)
Why is the debate on the hijab taking so much place in France ? When I started looking for documents to make this speech, I realized I was in front of what I would characterize as a collection of conspiracy theories :

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