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French Muslim sent home from school over long skirt
A teenage Muslim girl was barred from entering her school grounds for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious.
The 16-year-old was sent home this week after her headmaster took a dislike to her skirt.
The skirt - popular among some Muslim women who cover their whole body - reportedly reached beyond her knees and down to her sneakers, reported the Nouvel Obs newspaper.
The headmaster of the Seine-et-Marne school, in the outer suburbs of Paris, reportedly deemed that the skirt "conspicuously" showed religious affiliation, which is banned in schools by France's strict secularity laws.
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