Friday, September 05, 2008

The Terrible Dangers in Protecting Culture: French Edition

Philippe Legrain provides an English translation for this French article:
A 32-year old Moroccan woman, who is married to a Frenchman and has 3 children who were born in France, has had her normally automatic request for French citizenship denied for wearing a burqa, which France's constitutional council deems "incompatible with the fundamental values of the French community, and notably equality between men and women."
This could be viewed as the Orwellian possibilities for those who are proposing that we create a government ministry of "cultural rights."

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