New ban on street prayer in France to protect against Muslim occupation
Muslims kneeling to pray on the streets of Paris could face arrest under a new ban enacted Friday in the name of French secularism.It's a start, as is even stopping public funding for mosques at the taxpayers' expense. That leaves one more thing for French lawmakers to deal with: cancellation of the laws that enable villains to sue their critics, as in the al-Durah case.
While the ban prohibits members of any religious faith from praying in the streets, it will particularly affect Muslims trying to complete their Friday midday prayers.
Overcrowded mosques often force followers to find room to unfurl prayer rugs and kneel on the street, their foreheads touching the ground, which French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said “hurts the sensitivities of many of our fellow citizens.”
“My vigilance will be unflinching for the law to be applied. Praying in the street is not dignified for religious practice and violates the principles of secularism,” Gueant told a French newspaper, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One more thing: isn't kneeling during much of praying a rather absurd way to run a religion?
Update: see also this entry on CBN.