From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: FW: French court has denied 
citizenship to veiled Muslim motherDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:21:01 -0500

Muslim woman deemed too submissive to be FrenchBy Estelle 
(Reuters) - 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."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.The Council of State is a judicial body 
which has final say on  disputes between individuals and the public 
administration.Married to a French national, the woman arrived in France in 
2000,  speaks good French and has three children born in France.She wears a 
black burqa that covers all her body except her eyes,  which are visible 
through a narrow slit, and lives in "total  submission" to her husband and male 
relatives, according to reports  by social services. Le Monde said the woman is 
32.The woman's application for French nationality was rejected in 2005  on 
grounds of "insufficient assimilation". She appealed to the  Council of State, 
which last month approved the rejection.In the past, nationality was denied to 
Muslims who were known to have  links with extremist circles or who had 
publicly advocated  radicalism, which is not the case here.VIRGINITY ROWThe 
ruling comes weeks after a heated debate over whether traditional  Muslim views 
were creeping into French law, prompted by a court  annulment of the marriage 
of two Muslims because the husband said the  wife was not a virgin as she had 
claimed to be.In the case of the Moroccan woman, Le Monde suggested the Council 
of  State had gone to the opposite extreme by rejecting the woman's  beliefs 
and way of life rather than accommodating them."Is a burqa incompatible with 
French nationality?" the newspaper  asked.The legal expert who provided a 
formal report on the case to the  Council of State wrote that the woman's 
interviews with social  services revealed that "she lives almost as a recluse, 
isolated from  French society," Le Monde reported."She has no idea about the 
secular state or the right to vote. She  lives in total submission to her male 
relatives. She seems to find  this normal and the idea of challenging it has 
never crossed her  mind," Emmanuelle Prada-Bordenave wrote.Le Monde quoted 
Daniele Lochak, a law professor not involved in the  case, as saying it was 
bizarre to consider that excessive submission  to men was a reason not to grant 
citizenship."If you follow that to its logical conclusion, it means that women  
whose partners beat them are also not worthy of being French," Lochak  said. 
(Additional reporting by Gerard Bon; Editing by Ibon Villelabeitia)

Subject: RE: French court has denied citizenship to veiled Muslim mother
A Muslim member of the French government has backed a court's decision to deny 
citizenship to a Moroccan woman who wears the burqa.Ms Amara, who is a 
French-born Muslim of Algerian parentage, said she supported the ruling in June 
by France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat."The burqa is a 
prison, it's a straightjacket," she told Le Parisien."It is not a religious 
insignia but the insignia of a totalitarian political project that advocates 
inequality between the sexes and which is totally devoid of democracy." Ms 
Amara, who is also a prominent women's rights campaigner, said she made no 
distinction between the veil and the burqa, describing both as symbols of 
oppression for women. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7509339.stm------Muslim 
woman? ... how about ex-muslim kuffar woman instead? “And say to the believing 
women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they 
should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily 
appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not 
display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' 
fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' 
sons or their sisters' sons, or their women or the servants whom their right 
hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who 
have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet 
in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn 
you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss.” (Quran 24:31).“O 
Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to 
draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, 
so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, 
Merciful.” (Quran 33:59)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Assalaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
This means that Muslim states like Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, 
Algeria, Morocco Yemen, and  other Islamic states, can revoke the citizenship 
of their Christian and Jewish populations because they have never assimilated. 
In other words, unless Christians and Jews living in the Muslim World start to 
dress and cover like Muslims (of course Muslims must first start to dress like 
Muslims) and denounce the aggression and violence by Western nations and Israel 
against Muslims, they will be stripped of their citizenship and their residency 

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