Women who wear Islamic veils in public will be liable to a fine of more than £700 under strict new laws being formulated in France.
The amount could be doubled for Muslim men who force their wives or other female members of their family to cover their faces.
Jean-Francois Cope, president of Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP Party in the French parliament, said the new legislation was intended to protect the ‘dignity’ and ‘security’ of women.
He is set to file the draft law in the National Assembly after Mr Sarkozy said veils are ‘not welcome’ as they intimidate and alienate non-Muslims, especially in a secular country like France.
‘We want a ban in public areas,’ said Mr Cope, making clear that the veil would not be allowed in public buildings, nor on the streets of France, as it encourages extremism.
Mr Cope said: ‘The wearing of the burkha will be subject to a fine, probably of the 4th class, which is to say 750 euros.’
He said the fine would apply to ‘all people on the public street whose face is entirely covered’.
A parliamentary inquiry into the wearing of all-body burkhas and niqabs is due to publish its recommendations next month.
In earlier debates Mr Cope said: ‘Permanently masking one’s face in public spaces is not an expression of individual liberty. It’s a negation of oneself, a negation of others, a negation of social life.’
But he conceded that a complete ban faced certain legal obstacles, including a possible challenge before the European Court of Human Rights on the grounds that it limits religious freedom.
The burkha is a full-body covering worn largely in Afghanistan with a mesh screen over the eyes, and the niqab is a full-body veil with slits for the eyes.
President Sarkozy has called them ‘a sign of subservience and debasement that imprison women’, saying they are ‘not welcome in France’.
The country’s immigration minister Eric Besson has also described them as ‘an affront to national identity’.
France – home to more than five million Muslims, the largest population in Europe – passed a law forbidding veils and other religious symbols in schools in 2004.
The latest move to outlaw such garments comes as a national identity debate rages between those defending multiculturalism, and those who believe France is being overrun by foreign cultures.
Despite the controversy, a recent police report revealed that only around 400 women across the Channel wore veils, which are common in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia but not in the North African countries where most Muslim immigrants to France came from.
The claim that wearing veils encourages “extremism” is obviously a pretext to ban the burka, thereby ramping-up tensions between Muslim immigrants and secular France.
I’ve said it before but it bears repitition: this is part of a long term agenda first outlined by one of founders of modern Freemasonry.
In a letter to Albert Mazzini, dated August 15, 1871, Pike accurately outlined how the 2nd world war would result in the birth of “a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine”.
This in turn would lead to a third world war between Islam and political Zionism and looking at the rising tension between Israel and Iran one can’t but wonder when it will begin.
“Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue (such as by a massive influx of immigrants into France. Ed.) will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…”
Thereby preparing the way for crowning of Pike’s own overlord in this world.
Or at least that’s the plan but it may not happen exactly as Albert Pike predicted. The reason being that many more people are waking up. So although we may well see a clash between Israel and Iran it may not result in the final outcome foreseen by Albert Pike.
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