Thursday, 31 March 2011
Sarkozy tries to outflank Front National Nazi Party by reigniting 'debate' on Islam
The growing French racists of yesterday are today's populists thanks to Sarkozy's reckless attempt to outflank the French Nazi Front National Party with Martine Le Pen rising in the polls, Sarkozy adopted one of Ms Le Pen's own themes last year, and expressed disapproval of the sight of Muslim street preachers, saying: "We had a debate on the burqa and it was well done. Now we should have a debate on street preachers. In a secular country, there's no reason to have calls to prayer." what a lot of bull!!!! if you don't want to see these people to practice their religion freely by having regular prayers on the street of France every Friday....Perhaps you should relax your DRACONIAN leasing laws and let these people rent or buy unused properties or buildings!!!
Mr Sarkozy hopes to pull the rug from under the feet of the Front National by attacking the poor ethnic minorities living in France..... A very sad reflection of today's French racist society and culture.
Jews, Muslims urge Sarkozy to drop Islam debate
By Jennifer Lipman, March 30, 2011
Jewish leaders in France have joined their Muslim, Christian and Buddhist counterparts to demand that President Nicholas Sarkozy should call off a contentious debate on Islam planned for next week.
The discussion, scheduled for next Tuesday, is intended to look at the role and responsibilities of Islam in the fiercely secular country. There are at least five million Muslims in France, the largest community in any western European country.
In a joint statement, representatives of several religions said the debate could add "to the confusion in the troubled period we are traversing."
Critics, including members of Mr Sarkozy's own UMP party, have condemned it for stigmatising French Muslims and giving into the far Right and the resurgent National Front.
The extremist party, lead by Marine Le Pen, took third place in second-round local elections on the weekend, winning 11 per cent of the vote.