They did not ban muslim clothing, they banned face covers... i clearly stated the hijab is still entirely legal, and the law is only partially to deal with the problems concerning muslim immigrants... again, face masks of all kind are banned in public. I know 'france bans muslim garents' is a cool catchy title for a web article, but this was simply not the atmosphere the law was drafted under... it was partially also to protect muslim women... but was not the only or the main reason. I just wanted to make clear it was kept in for the BENEFIT of muslim immigrants rights and integration, not to attack them. My dad was not a muslim, but he was religious, i don't think the religion was what made him the man he is but i know it was what enabled him to do what he did for so long. he used religion and religious freedoms as a shield.