Laicité in French can be translated as laicity in english. To be Laic or Secular for French means that Whatever religious or absence of religious convictions you have: These are private convictions ansd in democratic laic state All convictions are accepted as far as they do not threaten the pacific life of the society and accept the rules of Democratic Laws voted by a legitimate parliament. The word secular is ambiguous......It dos not mean you do not belive in God in your private Life....
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
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