According to the Central Office of the Information of the Interior (DCRI), a growing number of women in Auxerre, France are wearing niqabs and are increasingly conservative in their religious beliefs and practices. They actively proselytize when they pick up their children from school.

Bernard Godard, author of Musulmans de France (with Sylvie Taussig, 2007), claims that in France there has been an increasing number of women becoming involved in conservative Muslim groups, particularly the Tablighis and the Salafis.

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