Friday, July 11, 2008

Muslim Woman Deemed Too Submissive To Be French

By Estelle Shirbon

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PARIS (Reuters) - France (yes that France!) has denied citizenship to a veiled Moroccan woman on the grounds that her "radical" practice of islam is incompatible with basic French values such as equality of the sexes, a legal ruling showed on Friday.
The case will reignite debate about how to reconcile freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the French constitution, and other fundamental rights, which many in France feel are being challenged by the way of life of some muslims.

Le Monde newspaper said it was the first time a muslim applicant had been rejected for reasons to do with personal religious practice.
-Nameless, faceless, voiceless, rightless.....the women of islam.

"She has adopted a radical practice of her religion, incompatible with essential values of the French community, particularly the principle of equality of the sexes," said a ruling by the Council of State handed down last month and sent to Reuters on Friday to confirm a report in Le Monde.

*Way to go Frenchies!! I can't believe I just said that....

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