Monday, 8 February 2010

Immigrants wanting to settle in France to sign a 'no burka' contract

Immigrants should sign a 'no burka' contract before being allowed to live in France, the country's families minister has said. It would be added to an 'integration agreement' that all newcomers already have to commit to, which also bans forced marriages and polygamy.

Nadine Morano said: 'Equality between men and women is a fundamental principle of French society.
'This applies to polygamy, forced marriages, female mutilation and the full-face veil.' Her proposal came at a government conference yesterday following a three-month debate on national identity. Last month a government committee said women who wear the garment should be barred from using public transport and outlawed from public buildings like schools and hospitals.

But the official inquiry by a group of MPs stopped short of recommending a total ban of the garments, saying they should still be allowed in private homes.
The committee's head Andre Gerin said a full ban could enflame Muslim tensions and drive some to extremism. Such a move could also backfire as it was likely to be challenged by the European Court of Human Rights, he said. But he added: 'We are recommending that all women must show their faces when entering public institutions or boarding public transport and keep their face uncovered throughout their presence there. 'Failure to do so should result in a refusal to deliver the service demanded.'

Ms Morano has the backing of many prominent MPs in her call to have immigrants who wear burkas banned from staying in France. French interior minister Brice Hortefeux said in December that both women who wear veils and their husbands should be 'systematically refused' French residents' permits.
And President Nicolas Sarkozy has branded face veils 'a sign of debasement' and said they were not welcome in France.

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Meanwhile, dhimmi British politicians fall over themselves in attempting to attract the Muslim block vote, while Islamisation spreads out of control.

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