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Exactly five years after France's controversial burqa-ban was adopted, a professor who has spent years studying its impact tells The Local it has been a "complete failure" and even helped create a real threat to France.

Five years after France introduced its controversial ban on wearing the full Islamic face veil in public, the subject still bitterly divides opinion.

While public opinion polls suggest most French are in favour of the so-called 2010 burqa ban, as is the Socialist government, some experts who have studied its impact tell a different story.


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