A conservative French politician sparked a debate after she posted Monday a picture of a veiled Muslim woman on a beach in France and the cover of Le Figaro magazine portraying former French sex icon Brigitte Bardot.
Nadine Morano, who published the picture on her personal Facebook account, wrote: “When one chooses to come to secular, France... one must respect our culture and the freedom of women. If not, go elsewhere!”
Morano’s post came after she saw a headscarf-wearing woman allegedly left to sit by the shore while her male companion was in the water. The post sparked debate among Facebook users, with some users agreeing with the French politician.