„Janera:: Do you think then that it’s good that the French are abolishing the headscarves or the yarmulke?
Roubini: I’m not in favor of restricting what people wear. It’s counterproductive and creates more separation. The effect of the French policy is that children will attend a religious school and won’t be exposed to the secular education that France offers. They won’t learn the value of western modern secular values.“
— Nouriel Roubini
Quoted in Janera Soerel, "Talking to Nouriel Roubini," Janera (2007-05-02).