Immigration Minister Eric Besson says France may consider revising current laws in order to strip an Algerian-born man accused of polygamy and defrauding France's social services of his French nationality.
French law could potentially be revised to strip polygamists of their acquired citizenship, Immigration Minister Eric Besson told French radio on Monday amid an escalating controversy over Islam, immigration and women's rights that has captured national headlines.
Lies Habbadj could lose his French citizenship
Those allegations are yet to be proven, but on Monday Hebbadj defended himself at a press conference in Nantes, saying, "As far I know, mistresses are not banned by France or Islam. Maybe by Christianity, but not in France."
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The controversy comes just a week after Sarkozy backed a strict public ban of the full Muslim veil, eschewing more moderate proposals that focused on limits in state institutions such as schools and town halls.
Date created : 2010-04-26