29% of French Muslims consider sharia more important than French laws

When asked if they considered the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia to be more important than the French Republic’s laws, 29 percent of respondents answered “yes.” The poll found that 20 percent of male Muslim respondents and 28 percent of female Muslim respondents were in favour of the face veil, the niqab, and of the burqa which covers both face and body. (France24)

The poll was carried out by Institut Montaigne and  published on the French weekly Journal du Dimanche.

67% of Muslims want their children to study Arabic and 56% think it should be taught in public schools. (Le Figaro)

France has Western Europe’s biggest Muslim population. The study estimated the number of French people identifying as Muslim to be far smaller than often thought, at around 3.7 million, or 5.6 percent of the population of over 15 years. (TheLocal.fr)