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The controversy surrounding the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, has been rekindled in France this week after the French Court of Cassation annulled the 2008 dismissal of a Muslim nurse from a private daycare center because she refused to stop wearing the hijab.

The court's decision created a fire storm in France, prompting President Francois Hollande to seek a law that would extend restrictions on wearing "prominent religious symbols" to private schools.

Politicians agreeing with the president have spoken out.


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