Polygamy, Islamic state schools, and a Muslim president - this is the vision of France in 2022 laid out by the country's most notorious author Michel Houellebecq in his new novel. The Local is the first to bring you details of a book set to cause a storm when it's published next month.

The Saudis fund the Sorbonne Islamic University in Paris, French primary and secondary teachers have to convert to Islam, and education stops at 11 for girls, who are destined for domestic chores, marriage, and child-bearing.

The state funds only the primary sector, and all education after that is private, with the Gulf monarchies pumping money into Islamic schools, while secular schools slowly wither for lack of funds.

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