This is an interesting decision by the EU court. Secularism is an important principle in the EU- the destruction of culture advances the globalist agenda. This is an instance where they may be unintentionally doing the right thing.
The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that employers can prohibit the Muslim headscarf in the workplace. Although nonbinding, the decisionsets an important precedent for the continent amid a fraught political climate.
As strong anti-immigrant sentiment spreads into the political mainstream and right-wing parties soar in popularity ahead of several key elections this year, the ruling is bound to fan the flames of the long-simmering culture wars in Europe, especially in France.
The court addressed different complaints from two Muslim women — one from France and one from Belgium — who alleged that their employers had discriminated against them for wearing the Muslim headscarf, or hijab, to the office.
In strongly secular Europe — home to a growing Muslim minority that is especially sizable in France and Belgium — the cases highlighted two often contradictory liberties: the freedom of religion and the freedom of enterprise.
The tension between the two is particularly high in France ahead of a presidential election in which much of the debate has focused on issues of identity and culture. The place of Islam in French society has become a fixation across the political spectrum.
France has a large Muslim population — among the largest in Europe — and one of the most visible traces of that community is the headscarf, a source of long-standing controversy in a secular country committed to banning overt religious signs from public life.
Since the late 1980s, the Muslim veil has outraged France’s political establishment, and the country has systematically policed what Muslim women can wear in public.
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