PARIS (Reuters) - A French imam active in Muslim dialogue with Jews has backed a law against full face veils, parting ways with most Muslim leaders in France urging parliamentarians not to vote for a planned burqa ban. Hassen Chalghoumi, whose mosque stands in a northern Paris suburb where many Muslims live, said women who wanted to cover their faces should move to Saudi Arabia or other Muslim countries where that was a tradition. Yes, I am for a legal ban of the burqa, which has no place in France, Chalghoumi told the daily Le Parisien. He said that full-face veils had no basis in Islam and belong to a tiny minority tradition reflecting an ideology that scuttles the Muslim religion. The burqa is a prison for women, a tool of sexist domination and Islamist indoctrination, said Chalghoumi, whose mosque stands in Drancy. He criticised some of the tougher measures proposed by conservative politicians, such as imposing fines or cutting off child support payments for veiled women. But the Tunisian-born imam, who is a naturalised French citizen, agreed France should not grant citizenship to immigrant women who cover their faces. Having French nationality means wanting to take part in society, at school, at work, he said. But with a bit of cloth over their faces, what can these women share with us? If they want to wear the veil, they can go to a country where its the tradition, like Saudi Arabia. A parliamentary commission studying the issue, which has been discussed alongside a wider public debate about national identity, is due to publish its recommendations next Tuesday. French Muslim leaders and many opposition politicians oppose any ban, saying it would alienate Muslims and possibly violate civil rights laws.