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French religious policy is based on the concept of laïcité, a strict separation of church and state under which public life is considered completely secular. France was...

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Jacques Chirac on Islam and Secularism in France

February 4, 2004
Today, all the great religions in the history of France have adapted themselves to that principle [of secularism]. For the most recently arrived, I'm speaking here of Islam, secularism is a chance, the chance to be a religion of France.
Jacques Chirac Jacques Chirac
Jacques René Chirac served as the 22nd President of France, governing for two full terms stretching from 1995 to 2007. Chirac's political career began in the 1960s, and he served as Prime Minister and Major of Paris before securing the presidency....