Skip to comments.French innkeeper fined over Muslim headscarf demand
Posted on 10/09/2007 1:52:50 PM PDT by knighthawk
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A French court on Tuesday fined a guesthouse owner who refused to give a room to a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf unless she removed it in common areas.
Found guilty of religious discrimination, Yvette Truchelut, 54, was handed a suspended four month prison sentence and fined 1,000 euros ($1409). She will have to pay a total of 7,400 euros to the plaintiff and rights groups that brought the action.
Horia Demiati, who is of Moroccan origin, came to the guesthouse in eastern France in August 2006 with her mother, who was also wearing a headscarf, and other members of her family.
She chose to leave the guesthouse rather than comply with the guesthouse owner's demand. Truchelut defended herself during hearings last week by citing her views on secularism.
France in 2004 passed a law banning religious garb, notably Muslim headscarves, from state schools. The move sparked a vigorous public debate on integrating immigrants and the right of religious expression.
Since then, President Nicolas Sarkozy has further stoked the debate with the creation of a new ministry for immigration and national identity which critics say risks reinforcing racial prejudice by twinning the two issues.
“And you stink...take a bath.”
Charge’m for the lice. Double for the mice. Extra charge for kneeling down to Mecca twice.
Once again; France is a conquered and occupied nation. Good thing it can’t happen here.
The muzzies are trying to use the exact same legal tactics here in the U.S. to silence their critics. Judgments like this just encourage them, even if it is in France, since they think that if they try it enough, they’ll eventually find a suitably liberal judge that will side with them.
But if it’s private property can’t he have a dress code?
What is their one set of rules for civilians and one for the government? Back in 2004 France banned them in schools.
A law banning Islamic head scarves in France’s public schools was adopted Wednesday in the Senate by a vote of 276-20.
I'm sorry, but that was your last chance. Thank you for playing "Modern Democratic Socialism".
“Good thing it cant happen here.”
I must assume you’re living in Vatican City. France may be conquered as you claim, but here in the US we’re installing footbaths and prayer rooms for Muslims and giving them all kinds of privileges other religions don’t get.
I got it right the first time. That’s why I asked you if you were living in the Vatican.
Next time one of those 9th Century knuckledraggers want to stay just make sure that every bit of food they’re served contains some kind of pork product.and make sure they find a “koran” in their toilet.
I’m sorry, but that was your last chance. Thank you for playing “Modern Democratic Socialism”.
You lost me. Don’t know what you mean by this.
The same sort of thing has happened in America. "Equal housing" means that the instant you put a property into the rental market, you lose the ability to choose your tenants, since you might "discriminate" against somebody. Do you consider that consistent with "private property"?
Right, I don't either.
No — the part that I don’t get is your comment that my making this statement was my last chance...
That I don’t get. I thought only the thread administrators could decide if my comments reached my “last chance”
As far as the other is concerned, I’ve removed students from class because they violated a dress code and I wasn’t fined. And I taught at a very diverse college.
I am not, and have never been, a member of the Administrative Party. ( Bonus round for getting this allusion. ) But since you mention that you were teaching in what was likely a leftist madrassa, I can understand your wariness at the approach of such animals.
Thanks for your replay. Glad to have that cleared up.