No Respect for Gender Equality - No Citizenship

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

According to officials, the couple were not rejected based on their religion but for their lack of respect for gender equality.

“The constitution and equality between men and women prevails over bigotry,” said Pierre-Antoine Hilbrand, who was part of the commission that interviewed the couple.

Indeed, respecting gender equality should prevail over respecting religion.


Maybe for the Muslim couple, shaking hands had nothing to do with gender equality, and therefore that premise is wrong.

“Indeed, respecting gender equality should prevail over respecting religion.”

Phenomena, yeah like what, ‘she was unclean’ ?

the article says:

(Swiss Citizenship officials) confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing the couple's failure to integrate and respect gender equality.

The couple, interviewed months ago, also struggled to answer questions by members of the opposite sex.

Well, shaking hands is one way to respect and get respected as equals. Whatever makes people uncomfortable dealing formally with members of the opposite sex in office environments would be a failure to integrate.

Religion v laws, part of the never ending struggle of humanity.