Monday, September 19, 2011

france bans prayers in the street

France has some very serious problems dealing with its Muslim population. Can't say I agree with some of the decisions they've made.  France is home to Europe's largest Muslim population. Earlier this year France banned the burqa.

Photo: Muslims overflow outside into the courtyard for Friday prayers at a former fire brigade in Paris, Sept. 16, 2011. (Charles Platiau/Reuters)
Here's the story

(Reuters) - A French ban on praying in the street came into force on Friday, driving thousands of Muslim worshippers in northern Paris into a makeshift prayer site in a disused fire brigade barracks, angering a small but vocal minority.

The street-prayer ban has highlighted France's problems assimilating its 5-million-strong Muslim community, which lacks prayer space, and follows a long-running controversy, fanned by far-right leader Marine Le Pen, over Muslims forced to lay their prayer mats on the streets in big cities.

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rather be in paris