For Muslim women!
New twist - on the Old Story.
Paris, France: Minister of Immigration Minister denies citizenship to man, because wife covers face in public.
Official states reads: “ . . her face uncovered, rejects principles of secularism and equality between men and women"
France's Prime Minister, signs decree and makes it prohibition for citizenship.
Not the only nor the first paper in this trail. A Moroccan woman wearing a face mask was denied citizenship back in 2008, even before the "Burqa Ban" activism led to parliment commission explicitly banned any covering over the face.
Was the argument back in 2008 about the face cover itself? For instance, because of identity or security. Nope! Wording used was regarding: "radical religious practice that is incompatible with the essential values of the French community".
The man is "Moroccan and needs French citizenship to settle in France with his wife" then goes on to say, both of them are of Tablighi Jamaat, a conservative Muslim group who try hard to live up to the model of Prophet Mohammad. Le Figaro says the man stated that his wife should be under full protective covering in public and his wife agrees.
French State Council did not mention the veil itself while approving of the decree, instead they used the husband's comments saying, it is not compatible with French values, according to Le Figaro.
So this gives the appearance of defending cultural preservation and defending gender equality, rather than religious or individual rights to chose their clothing style.
Naturally, there was nothing mentioning the Muslim women who are citizens by birth.
And this - ShareIslam.com
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