They don't mess around with upper-case "tolerance".
All very politically incorrect.
The French way or the highway.
Have to admire their gumption, their chutzpah, their moxie. (And their accents.)
"... last month, France’s highest administrative court upheld a decision to deny citizenship to Ms. Silmi, 32, on the ground that her “radical” practice of Islam was incompatible with French values like equality of the sexes.
It was the first time that a French court had judged someone’s capacity to be assimilated into France based on private religious practice, taking laïcité — the country’s strict concept of secularism — from the public sphere into the home.
So far, citizenship has been denied on religious grounds in France only when applicants were believed to be close to fundamentalist groups.
The ruling on Ms. Silmi has received almost unequivocal support across the political spectrum, including among many Muslims. Fadela Amara ... "
Not giving a flying ƒυςќ about anyone's sensitivities:
"the French minister for urban affairs, called Ms. Silmi’s niqab “a prison” and a “straitjacket.”
“It is not a religious insignia but the insignia of a totalitarian political project that promotes inequality between the sexes and is totally lacking in democracy,” Ms. Amara, herself a practicing Muslim of Algerian descent, told the newspaper Le Parisien in an interview published Wednesday."
Pass the champagne and pate, oi, oi, oi.