A new book imagining a future France under Islamic rule hit the shelves on Wednesday.The novel by author and polemicist Michel Houellebecq will no doubt fuel French angst about the role of Islam in the country.
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They joke and exchange pleasantries, and Nekkaz mentions that the decor in the drab waiting room has changed.
He's a regular visitor, and this is not the first time he has paid France's 150-euro ($170) ticket for a woman who has been fined for covering her face with an Islamic veil in public. Nekkaz began paying the fine five years ago, when France's ban on face coverings went into effect on April 11, 2011.
Houellebecq enjoying publicity The initial print run in France for "Soumission" is 150,000 copies, a significant number for the country's market.