Hollande Wants to Extend French Ban on Muslim Headscarves to Private Businesses

Evidently hasn't considered letting private business owners to make their own decisions


LE BOURGET, France (AP)—Because of her choice to wear a Muslim hijab headscarf, Samia Kaddour has all but abandoned trying to land a government job in France. Soon some private sector jobs could be off limits, too.

French President Francois Hollande says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions against wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector. It comes amid a political backlash after a top court ruled that a day care operator that gets some state funding unfairly fired a woman in a headscarf.