13 Jul 2008

Backbone from the French

A French court has denied citizenship to a Muslim woman from Morocco, ruling that her practice of "radical" Islam is not compatible with French values.

The 32-year-old woman, known as Faiza M, has lived in France since 2000 with her husband - a French national - and their three French-born children.

Social services reports said the burqa-wearing Faiza M lived in "total submission to her male relatives".

Faiza M said she has never challenged the fundamental values of France.

Her initial application for French citizenship was rejected in 2005 on the grounds of "insufficient assimilation" into France.

She appealed, and late last month the Conseil d'Etat, France's highest administrative body which also acts as a high court, upheld the decision to deny her citizenship.

"Not compatible with French values". I could not have put it better myself.

Which is why I get pissed off when Britain bends over and takes it up the nether hole time and time again from all the people who refuse to integrate into society here. It is possible to keep your identity and yet be a part of the very society that provides you with food, shelter and other necessities of life.

I admire the backbone of the French.