France denies citizenship to Muslim man who refuses to integrate

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AFP reports that a Moroccan man who refused to shake hands with a French female official and whose wife wears the full Islamic veil has been denied French citizenship, the immigration ministry said Friday.

The man, who has been living in France since 1999 and married a French woman in 2004, failed to “assimilate into French society” and displayed a “discriminatory attitude toward women,” said the ministry.

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This post was last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Central European Time (CET)