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France: faith clampdown prompts worry

France will give each child a number to track them attending school – and ban home education, under proposed legislation to curb Islamic extremism.

Evangelical Focus / The Times

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A six-month jail sentence would be given to those who flout the rules alongside a €7,500 fine if the plans go ahead. Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, said that in some areas there are ‘more boys than girls [in school] when statistically more girls are born. It’s a scandal’.