French Muslims urged to leave Sarkozy's party

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Entrance to the Paris mosque.
Entrance to the Paris mosque. AFP/Aurore Marechal

Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy at risk of alienating Muslims in his own party? Muslim activists have called on Muslim members of the governing UMP party to leave the party in protest at a new round of official debates on secularism to begin next month. They say the debate is less about secular society and more about attacking their religion.