There are actors in France who sponsor the adoption of anti-Islamic laws and the implementation of actions directed against them, Sahar Aziz, professor of law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at the Rutgers University Law School, said at the international conference “Islamophobia as a specific form of racism and discrimination: new global and transnational challenges” in Baku, Report informs.

Commenting on the French law banning the wearing of the hijab in public places, Sahar Aziz said: “It’s quite insulting to control the decisions that women make and do it for them.”

According to Aziz, Islamophobia in France is growing, and this is primarily due to the country’s complex relationship with its former colonies – Algeria and other countries. “This is not a problem of one day, it is explained by deep historical reasons,” said the professor.