France has adopted a bill titled "reinforcing respect for the principles of the Republic," criticized for marginalizing Muslims, APA reports citing Anadolu agency.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced Friday on Twitter that the parliament had adopted the bill.
"We give ourselves the means to fight against those who put forward religion to question the values of the Republic," Darmanin added.
The bill, rejected by the Senate in its session on Tuesday, was voted on in the French National Assembly, which has the last word on the validity of a law. The bill was passed by 49 votes in favor versus 19 against.
Meanwhile, right-wing parties announced that they would appeal against the law with the Constitutional Council, claiming it does not going after "Islamists" enough, while left-wing parties said they are preparing to do the same over its alleged violation of the Constitution.