This week, French Connections is focusing on a controversial bill that will soon be debated in the French parliament. It aims to combat extremist ideology and to strengthen the founding principles of the French Republic – in particular “secularism”, the particular form of state secularism in France. Analysts say this could be one of the most important pieces of legislation for Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. But critics say it stigmatizes Muslims. So what exactly does the bill contain? We take a closer look in this edition.