France reaffirms limits on Muslim headscarves, veils

France reaffirms limits on Muslim headscarves, veils


No, sorry, whoever you are

The cries of “Islamophobia” have already begun. It is heinous and hateful for the French to want to preserve their own culture. Oddly enough, however, those who are outraged over this don’t seem concerned about the total prohibition on any non-Muslim religious expression in Saudi Arabia. “France reaffirms limits on Muslim headscarves, veils,” by Tom Heneghan for Reuters, November 27 via JW:

(Reuters) РA French appeals court, ruling in a hotly debated religious rights case, on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a Muslim daycare worker for wearing a headscarf at a cr̬che that demanded strict neutrality from its employees.

The Paris court’s decision was announced at the same time as French lawyers defended the country’s ban on full-face veils in public before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

The two cases have divided French public opinion for years, with the bans enjoying wide support in public opinion but being denounced by many Muslims as discriminatory.

France has both the largest Muslim minority in Europe, estimated at 5 million, and some of the continent’s most restrictive laws about expressions of faith in public.

“Today a republican institution has reaffirmed the strength of the principle of secularism,” Richard Malka, the lawyer for the Baby Loup daycare centre, said following the decision.

The Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), a Muslim rights group, denounced the ruling as “a veritable judicial scandal” that meant “nobody is protected against being judged by one’s religious, ethnic or social origin.”…