Muslim Couple Rejects ‘Gender Equality,’ So City Council Refuses Something Of Theirs

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After a migrant couple proudly declared that they do not hold men and women as equals, a city council informed them of their own announcement.

Muslim Couple Rejects 'Gender Equality,' So City Council Refuses Something Of Theirs
After a Muslim migrant couple rejected “gender equality” by declining to shake the hands of the opposite sex, the Lausanne City Council (right) rightfully refused something of theirs. (Photo credit: Screenshot via YouTube)

When Muslims live under Sharia law, they risk life and limb to demand their freedom. However, when Muslims migrate to a Western democracy, they are campaigning for the same governance they left behind. Of course, the most disturbing aspect of this circle is the willingness of the left to appease those demands.

While women in Muslim countries are imprisoned for defying the mandatory hijab, Western feminists are donning the Islamic headscarf for these female believers’ “right to choose.” What these new wave feminists don’t understand is that they are directly supporting the oppression of women.

After opening its borders to mass migration, Switzerland has become a nation of multiculturalism. Of course, this includes all of the cultures that despise and challenge their freedoms, laws, and values.

Brazenly bucking integration, a Muslim couple who had immigrated to Switzerland openly rejected the idea of gender equality. Along with avoiding socializing with the opposite sex, the couple also refused to shake their hands, which is the accepted cultural greeting in Switzerland. Unfortunately for them, the city took notice and refused something of theirs as well.

After the Muslim migrant couple rejected Swiss values by declining to shake the hands of citizens of the opposite sex, the Lausanne City Council refused to approve their citizenship applications, citing their lack of respect for “gender equality” and failure to integrate. According to The Guardian, Mayor Gregoire Junod confirmed that the city would not grant citizenship status to any migrant who rebuffs the opportunity to assimilate.

He refused to divulge the couple’s nationalities or other identifying details, but said they “did not shake hands with people of the opposite sex”.

They also “showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex,” he said.

Junod explained that after questioning the North African couple for several months, a municipal commission decided that they did not meet the criteria for citizenship, according to the BBC. The controversial ruling was announced on Friday as the council referred to their unwillingness to integrate as the determining factor.

Junod reiterated that while Switzerland upholds religious freedom, it must not interfere with the country’s intrinsic values, arguing that “religious practice does not fall outside the law.”

Agreeing with Junod, Vice-Mayor Pierre-Antoine Hildbrand confessed that he was “very satisfied with the decision.” Hildbrand was one of the voters on the three-member commission, which ultimately rejected both citizenship applications. Incredibly, Hidlbrand shot down any notion that the council is prejudiced, reminding critics that it is the Muslim couple who expressed an intolerance toward its host country’s values.

“The constitution and equality between men and women prevails over bigotry,” he said.

The couple has 30 days to appeal the city council’s decision, however, it is unclear whether they will take their case to a higher court.

Switzerland has gained notoriety for denying citizenship to migrants who reject the country’s values and refuse to integrate. In 2017, Swiss federal judges ruled that a pair of Muslim students would be denied naturalized citizenship after they refused to participate in their school’s compulsory swimming lessons. Though the female students cited their religious beliefs for sitting out of the co-ed class, the court ruled that they would be required to “integrate or leave.”

“Accordingly, the children’s interest in a full education, thus facilitating their successful social integration according to local customs and mores, prevailed over the parents’ wish to have their children exempted from mixed swimming lessons.”

Muslims often cite their religious beliefs when refusing to shake hands with the opposite sex in Western countries, demanding we accept their cultural values while failing to accept ours. When this occurs, Westerners should take it as evidence of Islam’s misogynistic compulsions instead of respecting it simply because it is their religious belief.

Every time the Muslim community is appeased, they use it as a stepping stone to the next demand rather than expressing their gratitude to the obliging majority. As benevolent as the West is, it should never tolerate, much less respect, an ideology that perpetuates such oppression and inequality.

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Dom is a conservative Christian who specializes in Middle Eastern affairs, Islamic immigration (hijra), Christianity, Islam, and Sharia law. She hopes to expose Islam as a fundamentally violent, political and religious ideology that seeks to use freedom and democracy to destroy freedom and democracy.