Burqa ban five years on - ’We created a monster’ - The Local
“Islamophobia works very well in France,” she says. “Both on the right and the left”.
“People had the impression that the women wearing the veil were abused by men. But in ten years I have never met a woman who was forced to wear the veil by a man,” she says.
“People presented this cliché that Muslim women needed to be saved from men.”
De Féo says the 2010 ban has only helped to normalise and encourage Islamophobia in France.