Interesting article discussing France’s new attempt to ban head scarves. France remains a fascinating case in the debate about secularism, integration of immigrants, and Islam.  The nation’s doctrine of laïcité or national secularism, mixed with an understanding of citizenship that is based on blood or ethnicity continues to conflict with an intensely segregated Muslim community. It shows once again the differences between the American and French Revolutions, whose understandings undergird the differences in those two nations on these issues.