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A Veil Closes France’s Door to Citizenship

Date: July 19, 2008
Author: KATRIN BENNHOLD
QUOTE: “I would never have imagined that they would turn me down because of what I choose to wear,” Ms. Silmi said... But 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

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