A French MP and member of France's Republican Party has argued that a tax on halal products would allow for "an autonomous French Islam".

The suggestion of taxing halal products in order to fund the building of mosques was first made by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, from France's Republic Party, in her book, Nous avons changé de monde (We have a changed world) which was published last month.

She appeared on France 2 on Saturday night to defend the propposition.

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