Boubakeur Proposes a Moratorium on French Law Separating Church and State

The leader of the Paris Mosque, Dalil Boubakeur, has proposed a moratorium on the French 1905 law separating Church and State, citing the insufficient number of mosques being built in France. Questioned by French newspaper Le Monde, Mr. Boubakeur set forth a moratorium of 10-20 years on the law, which forbids the public funding of places of worship, so that Muslims in France can catch up on their needs. The proposal incited responses from ardent supporters of the 1905 law of laicite saying that giving Muslims privileges automatically means an end to the law.