In this article, two Le Figaro reporters, Nadjet Cherigui and Axelle de Russé, interview Salafi burqa-wearing women in France to ask them their positions on the debate on its public legitimacy. They visit women in their homes in the banlieues and reveal that they are “elegant and feminine” with concerns about fashion and their children. One woman claims that her decision to wear a burqa was not welcomed by her family of Malian-origin and that she does not feel comfortable sending her children to public school. This second women is married to a “Français de souche” convert.
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