Whilst France undergoes a genuine introspection over how to tackle Islamic separatism in the wake of renewed terrorism, US media have taken to portraying “laïcité" in a strikingly one-sided way, as some sort of thin veil for islamophobia. Where does this skewed lens come from? Why do foreign correspondents, particularly from American outlets, insist on catering to the woke sensibilities of their domestic audience by conveying only one side of the story, however narrowly espoused across France? This latest episode isn’t really a debate in itself but an attempt to give our English-speaking audience what hasn’t been afforded to them by mainstream media. Anne-Élisabeth Moutet (columnist at the Sunday Telegraph) and Agnès Poirier (broadcaster and author of Notre Dame: The Soul of France) couldn’t be better placed for the job, having both written extensively on French issues for a variety of US and UK outlets. Rate and review Uncommon Decency on Apple Podcasts, and send us your comments or questions at @UnDecencyPod or email@example.com.