France in Focus | Politics

From: The Huge Image

The Huge Image: France in Focus – a four-part collection offered by journalist Myriam Francois – takes a deep dive into essentially the most contentious points dividing France.

On this episode, we look at considered one of France’s core rules, the French model of secularism – laicite – the separation of faith and state.

Greater than a century in the past, laicite was meant to maintain the church out of state affairs and vice versa, however now, in accordance with critics, it’s being weaponised to discriminate towards sure communities, particularly Muslims.