Croissant or crescent: How much longer will France be French?

Can France win this stand-off?

When biologist Richard Dawkins recently tweeted about the ?aggressive? Islamic call to prayer, he was pilloried by the right-on social media mob. But he was essentially correct: Islam from its inception has been an aggressive, conquering ideology. The ideology whose war-leader prophet declared ?I have been made victorious by terror? conquered the Arabian peninsula in just a decade. Little over a century later, the Levant, North Africa and the Near East had been violently subdued.

Islam almost overwhelmed Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries. Today, writers and scholars such as Douglas Murray and Niall Ferguson warn that Europe is again in danger of Islamic conquest. Quote:

Friday in Paris. A hidden camera shows streets blocked by huge crowds of Muslim worshippers and enforced by a private security force.

This is all illegal in France: the public worship, the blocked streets, and the private security. But the police have been ordered not to intervene.

It shows that even though some in the French government want to get tough with Muslims and ban the burqa, other parts of the French government continue to give Islam a privileged status. End of quote.

This indulgence of aggressive displays of Islamic supremacism are not limited to France. In Britain, organised Muslim mobs threaten speakers in what is supposed to be the epicentre of free speech, Speaker?s Corner in Hyde Park, while police look on. Meanwhile, Christian preachers are dragged off the street and thrown in the slammer. In Australia, Muslims block streets and parade their children carrying placards inciting violence in public parks, yet journalists are threatened with arrest simply for walking down the street near a mosque. Quote:

An ordinary French citizen who has been watching the Islamization of Paris decided that the world needed to see what was happening to his city. He used a hidden camera to start posting videos on YouTube. His life has been threatened and so he uses the alias of “Maxime Lepante.”

His camera shows that Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers??The Muslims in the street have been granted unofficial rights that no Christian group is likely to get under France’s Laicite’, or secularism law?he believes it is a weekly display of growing Muslim power.

“They are coming there to show that they can take over some French streets to show that they can conquer a part of the French territory,” he said. End of quote.

While Islamic terrorism is resurgent across the globe, it might seem more pertinent to ask whether Islam today is conquering by the sword or the neo-natal ward. Quote:

Muslims are said to be no more than 10 percent of the French population, although no one knows for sure because French law prohibits population counts by religion.

But the Muslim birthrate is significantly higher than for the native French. Some Muslim men practice polygamy, with each extra wife having children and collecting a welfare check.

“The problem of Islam is more than a problem of numbers,” said French philosopher Radu Stoenescu, an Islamic expert?”The problem is one of principles?It doesn’t matter how many there are.” End of quote.

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But demography, as Mark Steyn says, is destiny.

As Steyn also says, you can have a diverse, multicultural society, or you can have Islam. You can?t have both. Others, such as former UK Human Rights Commissioner, Trevor Phillips, agree. Quote:

Non-Muslims who live and work in areas with a large Muslim presence have been uneasily aware of the emerging differences for a long time, but many are too worried about being tagged as Islamophobes to raise the debate?

The best projections suggest that, by the middle of the century, the number of Muslims in Britain and elsewhere in Europe will at least double, given the youthfulness of the communities.?

Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else?we now know that just isn?t how it is. End of quote.

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The situation in France is no different. Quote:

“We were expecting Islam to adapt to France and it is France adapting to Islam,” Robin said. End of quote.


But, with typical Gallic elan, some French are fighting back. Quote:

But even if many government elites are in France are in denial over Islam, the people in the streets increasingly are not. Some have become fed up with what they see as the growing Islamization of France.

They’ve started staging pork and wine “aperitifs,” or cocktail parties in the street. They’re patriotic demonstrations meant to strike back against Islam. End of quote.

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