Public opinion in Paris on the morality of enforcing the ban appears mixed.Al Jazeera piece encouraging these women to "stand up for their fundamental rights as women". Really?
"It's not a racist law. It's just a law that is coming from the history of France and so you need to accept it if you want to integrate into France and with French people," insisted Laurent Berrebe, an economist walking in central Paris on Monday.
Nurse Olfa Belmanaa is opposed. "We are in France, we are in a democractic country where everyone has the right to do what they want. If they want to wear a veil or go completely nude that's their right."