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Argument: Banning other religious symbols is only a front for targeting Islam

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Sharon Smith. "The racist hypocrisy behind the hijab ban" Socialist Worker. February 20, 2004 - "To be sure, the French ban targets not just the hijab, beards and bandanas that denote Islamic affiliation, but also Jewish skullcaps and "conspicuous" Christian crosses (the fate of the Sikh turban has yet to be determined). Nevertheless, few in France--where the press has dubbed the ban "the law against the veil"--believe that the target is anything but Islam."

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