Mosques a Key Factor in French Elections

    As municipal elections impending in March, mayors and councilors of nearly every political stripe are courting Muslim voters with promises of new mosques – or rightists, vowing to allow no new mosque constructions. Some candidates are putting out advertisements citing recognition of the marginalization of Muslims and lack of adequate place to worship. Others, however, are promising that no new mosques will be built on campaigns of Islamophobic grounds, courting rightist voters.

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