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Rachida Dati's brother claims she 'brought shame on her Muslim family' by becoming single mother
No matter how senior in public life a Muslim woman becomes the family prestige is still only concerned with her chastity, not the criminal activities of her brother. Presumbly a Minister of the French Government had security attendance, otherwise she may not have lived long enough to become an MEP.
Former French justice minister Rachida Dati 'brought shame on her strictly Muslim family' by becoming a single mother, a scathing book by her own brother claims.
Ms Dati, now a Euro MP in Brussels, was described as 'cold, egocentric and authoritarian' by Jamal Dati in a blistering attack on his sister.
His book, 'In The Shadow Of Rachida', tells how their staunchly Muslim father 'lost all pride' when his daughter's pregnancy outside wedlock became public.
Mr Dati, 42, said: 'For two months my father repeated that it was over, and he no longer wanted to see her. We have all been dishonoured by this. We are Muslims after all. My father is from the old school, and so fairly strict.'
Mr Dati said his sister also snubbed him and refused to take his phone calls after he was jailed for two months in 2007 for drugs offences.
He added: 'If I had the misfortune to call her, she would just hang up because I was her delinquent brother. She buried me. Not long ago I have a bracelet to her daughter Zohra and she didn't even thank me.'
Ms Dati is said by French political pundits to be planning a return to domestic French politics in fiver years time, with a bid to become mayor of Paris and possibly even stand for president.
She told French newspapers recently that Sarkozy was keen for her to play 'a much larger role' with his ruling UMP party.