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May 29, 2003
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France is establishing a parliamentary commission to examine the possibility of outlawing the wearing of religious symbols in public schools. The issue has split France’s Jewish community. French Chief Rabbi Joseph Sitruk calling on the government to allow students to attend classes wearing Muslim scarves, crosses or yarmulkes, but the president of the CRIF organization of secular French Jews, Roger Cukierman, said he personally supports a ban.

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