A defining feature of French secularism is that it does not discriminate even between very different religions. Because of this mechanism, every radical act directed at the most radical group affects everyone as a result.
Archbishop Eric de Moulin Beaufort, the head of the French Archbishopric, who is evaluating the document being discussed, estimates it will limit the rights of believers, including Christians. According to the cleric, believers in the bill are “citizens who should be supervised.”
Arguments have been raised in the parliamentary debate about comparing the Islamic burqa to the wedding veil worn by Christian brides. It was voiced by Eric Cockerell, a lawmaker from the French Left Party (LFI) rebel group from Seine Saint-Denis, who recognized the hijab as an example of discrimination against women. Despite the response of the National Union MPs, it is clear that this law is not only related to Islam.
Moreover, it must be remembered that the left wing favors Muslims, seeing them as involuntary allies of their changes, and a force that opposes the traditional French model of life, social and political.
As Bogdan Dubuis writes from the portals of pch24.pl, Bishop Bruno Valentine of Versailles states bluntly that “during the parliamentary work on this law, there was no principle of state neutrality, but the special spirit of a somewhat extreme version of secularism straight from the Masonic eras of the Republic at the end of the century Nineteenth and early twentieth century. ”