In the ongoing argument in Quebec about the proposal by the Parti Quebecois to outlaw all displays of religious symbols by public servants, there is general consensus the real issue is not the cross or the kippa, but the hijab and niqab.

Lost in the din of the debate were the words of a Muslim school teacher from Montreal who joined "Rassemblement pour la laicite," a pro-secularism group that backs the PQ plan.

Leila Bensalem, born in Algeria, while lauding the PQ initiative, expressed concern over the list of demands for religious accommodation at her school that keeps on growing, from halal food to separate gym classes for boys and girls.

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