A new book imagining a future France under Islamic rule hit the shelves on Wednesday. The novel by author and polemicist Michel Houellebecq will no doubt fuel French angst about the role of Islam in the country.

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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