Thursday, February 04, 2010

France Denies Citizenship To Muslim Man Who Forces Wife To Wear Face Veil

France's minister for immigration Eric Besson has issued a decree denying an application for French citizenship from a Muslim man because he does not respect the values of the Republic. Yesterday's Irish Times reports that the man needed citizenship to settle in France with his French wife. Besson said in a statement:
It became apparent during the investigation and the prior interview that this person was compelling his wife to wear the all-covering veil, depriving her of the freedom to come and go with her face uncovered, and rejected the principles of secularism and equality between men and women.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon says he intends to sign the decree after consulting with the council of state as required by French law. Fillon said that the full-face veil "has no place in our country."

10 comments:

DistributeWealth said...

This story illustrates the wimpy and altogether irrelevant response of Western democracies to the Islamic religion. Ideology, not clothing, should be the real battleground.

Moreover, the French government should not have the right to impose "principles of secularism" on its population. French law needs its own wall of separation between church and state.

People must be free to argue amongst themselves, without interference from government. The full-face veil has a legitimate place in every country.

gsk said...

Perplexing why the French bishops won't sign onto the importance of basic rights and equality issue.

http://catholicexchange.com/2010/02/04/126763/

Thanks for highlighting an important ruling.

Anonymous said...

vive la france!

Anonymous said...

France did the right thing.
Unless the kafir (non-muslim) people stop the advance of this aggresive and barbaric islaam, the kafirs could get in real trouble. Hisory is in support of what I said above.

mud_rake said...

Anonymous said...
vive la france!

Thu Feb 04, 05:30:00 PM EST

Anonymous said...
France did the right thing.
Unless the kafir (non-muslim) people stop the advance of this aggresive and barbaric islaam, the kafirs could get in real trouble. Hisory is in support of what I said above.

Dr. Friedman- if you continue to allow anonymous comments like this then the efficacy of all comments is diluted.

DistributeWealth said...

Dr. Friedman,

I must agree here with Mudrake.

"Kafir" is, in many contexts, a derogatory and deeply offensive word, synonymous with the word "nigger." Does our "free speech" in this forum extend to the use of such language?

Barb said...

O phooey, Mudrake --he prints YOUR remarks! It's just harder for you to insult people who don't post a screen name. I do wish all anonys had a name, too, so we could identify remarks with "persons."

Barb said...

I don't want to see Sharia Law recognized in the US --any more than Mormon polygamy. If we give up our view of liberty and equality for all people in order to embrace all the 3rd world religions and religions dominated by randy old men seeking more brides, America will no longer be the shining city on the hill!

It's one thing for a wife to submit to her husband and dress to please him; it's another to let THEIR laws override OUR freedoms.

Besides, the full coverings of women today are possible coverings of suicide bombs.

Lady Janus said...

"'Kafir' is, in many contexts, a derogatory and deeply offensive word, synonymous with the word 'nigger.'"

I thought it was, but it has been so many years since I've seen anyone stoop to using such disgusting terminology, that I was sure I must be mistaken. I believe it originated in South Africa back in the heyday of apartheid?

Dr. Friedman, if you're totting votes on the subject, I also vote for "no more anonymous." If people can't be bothered to get a blog signature, let them at least identify themselves in each comment they post. Good manners are not that difficult to display.

Barb said...

I suspect one of our Anonymouses is with a conservative legal group like ADF because he/she speaks like Christ, "As one having authority."

And he's smart to stay anonymous. It's hard to get personal against Anonymous.