It's been hard to miss (let alone, ignore) the latest news of France banning the abaya for girls in public schools. The ankle-length dress, a choice and belief held dear by many Muslim women, has been noted as a threat of religious proselytism, according to French Education Minister Gabriel Attal.

Now, if you've been keeping tabs, this isn't exactly France’s first rodeo trying to police how individuals express their faith in the public sphere. It's a move that seems pretty out there for a nation that's big on the whole 'liberty, equality, fraternity' thing.

But hey, it's 2023 and if there's one thing we've got, it's the powerhouse of social media to share our thoughts, feelings, and let's face it, our outrage over decisions like this. Here's an insight into how the world is reacting, as they should.

1."The protest bar is so low"

2."The theory that Muslims are trying to replace the French"

3. "What's the real issue?"

4. "Being modest is more offensive than being naked now"

5. Have they though?

6. 👇

7. "When 'freedom of choice' comes to an abrupt end"

8. "In the absence of any rational alternatives, I'm inclined to think France's new abaya-ometer might look something like this.."

9. "Producing H&M receipts because it looks too much like an abaya..."


11. "Graduation as an exception 🎓"

12. "Political point-scoring at the expense of young girls and their mental health"

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A time of patience will come to people in which adhering to one’s religion is like grasping a hot coal.”

May Allah protect our sisters in France and grant them ease.