From The Local:
On Monday, Khadija was sent home from school for wearing a long skirt that according to the school conveyed religious values.
“She takes her veil off before entering the school, but it’s our role to make comments to pupils who wear provocative clothes. We do the same with a girl who comes to school with a bare belly,” said the unnamed official in an interview with Le Parisien.
In 2004, a ban on religious symbols in schools came into effect, meaning Muslims girls were no longer allowed to wear a veil in class.
The incident, which took place at the Edmond-Rostand secondary school at Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, is sadly not out of place in France, where it is is illegal to wear a niqab or burqa in public.
Religious freedom goes both ways, and unfortunately France seems to have a problem with this, and though I’m hesitant to make accusations, I would say there is even more prejudice toward the French Muslim community. Considering the history of the country, I can understand anti-religious sentiments to a degree, but that doesn’t excuse these sorts of actions.