“An attachment to one’s own values, even if they are lawful in the country of origin, is intolerable when it causes violating the laws of the host country.”
That’s simple common sense, but it is by no means settled. In the U.S., the First Amendment freedom of religion is routinely invoked against attempts to outlaw or restrict the application of Sharia. Some people seem to think that religious freedom gives them a license to break other laws. In reality, it doesn’t. But no one in the political class has the guts to say that.
It’s also noteworthy that the Italian High Casssation Court made this ruling against a Sikh migrant, not a Muslim migrant. It seems as if all the Western world is afraid to confront the latter.
“Cassation rules migrants must conform to local values (2),” ANSA, May 15, 2017 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSA) – Rome, May 15 – The Italian High Casssation Court on Monday ruled against a Sikh Indian migrant who wanted to carry in public a knife that his religion considers sacred, even though it is against Italian law. The Court said migrants who choose to live in the Western world have an obligation to conform to the values of the society they’ve chosen to settle in, even if its values differ from their own. “An attachment to one’s own values, even if they are lawful in the country of origin, is intolerable when it causes violating the laws of the host country,” the Court said….