"Too Muslim To Be French?"
Saturday, Jul. 12, 2008, By Bruce Crumley, in Time.com
The news is that France has denied a woman citizenship - married to a Frenchman and living in France with very good French language skills - on the basis of her "extreme" Muslim faith. The article points out that the first thing the official reported when she reapplied was that she showed up heavily veiled, with a face covering too. One wonders if they would have reacted the same way if she'd been wearing just a head covering and not a face covering. Where do they draw the line between secular assimilation and freedom of religion? Read the full article at the linked title above.