French education document sparks accusations of racism

French education authorities accused of racism over document issued so teachers can spot child jihadists, warning of « long uncut beards » and the « rejection of tattoos »

Education authorities in western France have come under fire for alleged racism over a document issued to teachers designed to help them spot youngsters who might be tempted by jihad.

It said teachers should watch out for « Muslim clothes », « long uncut beards », « weight loss due to frequent fasting » and the « rejection of tattoos. »

The text also told teachers to look out for children who took too close an interest in the origins of Islam.


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