Why is France's anti-separatism law controversial?

An IT technician facing the sack for discussing voting habits at work or parents barred from home schooling their children.

It sounds pretty dystopian, but activists say a new French law may bring these restrictions into reality.

Supporters of the anti-separatism bill say it will reinforce France’s commitment to secularism. But those opposing it say the legislation erodes civil liberties, religious freedoms and unfairly targets the Muslim community.

Last week the bill was passed into law.

On this week's Beyond the Headlines, host Taylor Heyman delves into the issue.

Updated: July 29th 2021, 6:57 PM