Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Burqa barbarous, but a ban is wrong

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Le Figaro reports today that Immigration Minister Eric Besson has refused citizenship to a Moroccan man on the grounds that in his application he stated he would never allow his wife to leave the home without a burqa. Prime Minister Fillon has weighed in declaring he will sign said decree, with Deutsche Welle adding that the man also stated that woman is “an inferior being”. Mr Fillon declares that citizenship can be refused “to anyone who does not respect the values of the Republic” and that clearly the applicant did not respect French values of secularism and equality of the sexes. “Clearly” clinches it here. Read full article in

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