Le Figaro Reports that 70% of French Muslims will Fast during Ramadan, many young people

With the beginning of Ramadan, Le Figaro reports that almost 70% of French Muslims will fast, many of them in the concentrated suburbs. Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Mosque of Paris, notes that since the 1990s, young people especially are evident in their Ramadan participation. A 2004 report suggested that fasting has had negative effects on the ability of students to perform in public schools.