Muslim woman who denied handshake to a French citizenship

PARIS: France’s most elevated authoritative court has held a decision to deny a French international ID to an Algerian Muslim who declined to shake hands with authorities amid her citizenship service, as per a decision seen by AFP Thursday.

The lady contended that her “religious beliefs” kept her from shaking hands with a senior authority directing the citizenship function in the southeastern Isere area in June 2016, and additionally with a neighborhood government official.

The legislature said her conduct demonstrated she was “not assimiliated into the French people community” one reason it can conjure under the common code to restrict citizenship for the companion of a French national. The lady, who has been hitched to a Frenchman since 2010, claimed the April 2017 decision, calling it a “mishandle of energy”.