Corsica becomes EU Deportation Centre01 Apr 2004 00:03 GMT
After national plans to ban head scarves and to deport foreigners on the suspicion of terroristic thinking only, the EU also decided to set up stricter controls for Christian terrorists. "The danger of a world organisation that idolises the image of a tortured man, that restricts rights of women, that has a proven history of torture against women and of expanding through harmless looking missionaries, cannot be taken light anymore," so the Irish president Mary McAleese. Measurements will include a special visa restriction for visitors from the US due to its high percentage of Christian fundamentalists, a surveillance of buyers of crosses, and travel restrictions for the Pope.
One proposal, however, not went through. To avoid further protests at EU tops, plans were put forward to have all meeting at the Isle of Man, an island between England and Ireland. Concerns were raised against a meeting on an island on which homosexuality was a crime until 1992, and plans were finally cancelled when the UK pointed out that they didn't really own the Isle of Man. New plans include Helgoland or Disneyland Paris.