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'It's pork or nothing', French mayor tells pupils
by Ben McPartland
A mayor in France has stirred up a hornet's nest by deciding Muslim pupils at the local school will not be given an alternative meal to pork. The mayor has justified his stance by claiming it's in the name of secularism.
Another week in France and another row has broken out surrounding secularism or laïcité as it's is called.
After town halls were told to remove nativity scenes because they were against the principle of "laicïté" one mayor in the south of France has used the same argument to justify "a pork or nothing" policy in his school.
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