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Monday, 13 December 2010

French Court Annuls Fine Issued to Veiled Woman Driver

This case is a classic example of the politically correct thinking which infects the European judicial elite, and is probably an example of why so many Muslims in Europe think they're above the law:
A French court has annulled a fine given to a woman driver wearing an Islamic face veil, months before a ban on wearing the garments goes into effect.

Traffic police in the western city of Nantes fined 31-year-old Sandrine Mouleres euro22 ($29.22) in April, saying she did not have a clear field of vision, but the court quashed the fine Monday.

Jean-Michel Pollono, Mouleres' attorney, said the court in Nantes had ruled "we are in a free country, and as a result, everything that isn't forbidden is allowed."

The initial fine drew widespread attention amid a nationwide debate over the place of Islamic veils. In September, the French parliament agreed to a ban on face-covering veils - such as the niqab or burqa - from being worn in public. The ban goes into effect in spring.

As is clearly stated in the article, the traffic policemen did not issue the fine just because she was wearing a veil, but because they felt it interfered with her ability to drive safely.

Here is a picture of Mouleres in her veil.

Honestly, is it safe for her to be driving in such a garment? Any non-Muslim wearing such a ridiculous thing to drive in would have the book thrown at them if caught, and no one would give it a second thought.

We not only have the issue here of inequality before the law (i.e. special treatment for Muslims), but also the issue of rights; does the right of Muslim women to wear their veil whilst driving really trump the right other road users, pedestrians and general infidels have to be safe, to be protected by the law?

I know which I think is more important.

1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

I have seen them driving down Romford Road in Newham like this and it is frightening! But who cares if they kill someone, so long as pislamists are happy!!