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April 6, 2014 9:10 am

France’s Far Right National Front Party Says it Would Prevent Non-Pork Options for School Meals

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Marine Le Pen. Photo: Front National.

Daily Mail – Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering non-pork alternatives to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to France’s secular values.

France’s republic has a strict secular tradition enforceable by law, but faith-related demands have risen in recent years, especially from the country’s five-million-strong Muslim minority, the largest in Europe.

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