Sarkozy makes love to Islam … while Islam continues to take over France
recent focus on domestic issues, namely the amazing U.S. election, which with the increasingly likely victory of Obama feels to some people like the end of America, I have not been paying much attention to the progress of Islam in Europe, which is like saying that I have not been paying much attention to the end of the world.
As reported by Tiberge at The Brussels Journal, the president of France, whom Americans on both right and left keep bizarrely referring to as a “conservative,” simply because he is less hostile to the U.S. than most French presidents, recently called Arabic “the language of the future, of science and of modernity,” and expressed the hope that “more French people share in the language that expresses great civilizational and spiritual values.”
In this off-the-planet statement (Arabic is the language of science and modernity?), made to a conference promoting the Arabic language in France, Sarkozy is not just talking about tolerance for Muslims, or about the goodness of diversity in general. He is talking about the specific goodness of a particular culture. He is clearly saying that the more Islamic France becomes, the better France becomes. He is celebrating and promoting the Islamization of France.
Tiberge’s account continues:
“We must invest in the Arabic language (because) to teach it symbolizes a moment of exchange, of openness and of tolerance, (and it) brings with it one of the oldest and most prestigious civilizations of the world. It is in France that we have the greatest number of persons of Arabic and Muslim origin. Islam is the second religion of France,” Sarkozy reminded his listeners.
He proceeded to enumerate the various “advances in terms of diversity,” the increase in Muslim sections of cemeteries, the training of imams and chaplains and the appointments of ministers of diverse backgrounds.
“France is a friend of Arabic countries. We are not seeking a clash between the East and West,” he affirmed, emphasizing the strong presence of Arab leaders at the founding summit of the Union for the Mediterranean, last July 13. “The Mediterranean is where our common hopes were founded. Our common sea is where the principal challenges come together: durable development, security, education and peace,” added the French president.
Tiberge also reports
on the dominance of northern French cities by Muslims.
She quotes an article
, a northern French newspaper, which “describes the changing face of the city of Orgeval, north of Reims, in the rural Ardennes region.”
In Orgeval, the French of North African origin and their businesses are now largely in the majority. The “classic” French increasingly feel ill at ease.
In Orgeval the ethnic French population no longer feels at home. “You mustn’t see that as racism. That has nothing to do with it, but the North Africans have taken possession of the neighborhood, their laws and their culture rule, and we can do nothing except keep silent or move out. I’ve filed a request to change neighborhoods,” explains a tenant of Charles-Roche.
“The young have no respect for us. I think that if I were North African, I would be treated better.” Provided she wore the veil. “In Orgeval, a girl walking alone, without a veil, is called a bitch by the young persons. Girls do not have the right to go out with a boy, or only secretly. Fanaticism is never far away and favors intolerant behavior,” according to a former employee of the community center. […]
Abdelkader, a practicing Muslim and well-known neighborhood figure, refutes all ethnic separatism [“communitarisme”]: “Algerians, Moroccans, French, most people get along well and live well together. The problem is the young. With the young, things aren’t going well.”
A “white” woman from the Poincare neighborhood, who is also waiting for new housing, says: “With the older generation, everyone gets along. Never a problem. That’s proof that there is no racism on the part of the French. However, it does happen that we experience racism. The other day, on the staircase, a group of North African women were coming down. One of them addressed me. I didn’t understand what she said and she called me a dirty French woman.”
You mustn’t talk back, or else “your car will be burned, your apartment burgled. They regard the neighborhood as theirs.”
Even the police have nothing to say. “When the police come here, a hundred neighborhood young persons are immediately on the scene. One wonders where they come from… the police leave,” affirm several residents. “They will never make an effort to integrate. It’s too late, there’s nothing to do but leave.” (…)
In the stores, it is difficult to find pork, both in the butcher shops and the bakeries, where the pate turnovers [“en croute”] are not to be found. “The merchants are nice to everybody, French or North African, but if they sold products for the French, they would risk losing the North Africans so they don’t. That’s the way it is,” explains Mohamed Zaida, president of the regional Algerian association, headquartered in Orgeval.
The rest of the article includes a discussion of how many Muslims are really in France.
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Here a comment at Brussels Journal in response to the article about Sarkozy:
Brendan Scarborough on Tue, 2008-10-14 19:35.
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In his message to the participants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Arabic the “language of the future, of science and of modernity,” and expressed the hope that “more French people share in the language that expresses great civilizational and spiritual values.
As one of the last remaining members of the European race not yet taken over by the pods; I have nothing left to cling to but David Icke’s theory that our planet is currently under the control of a race of reptilian extraterrestrials, and that our political leaders are in fact these aliens incognito. As obviously ridiculous and patently fictitious as this story may be, it almost seems more plausible than the bizarre events I am witnessing before my very eyes.
Arabic is the: ‘language of the future, of Science and of modernity’? What an audacious insult to generations of francophone Kings, artists, scientists: chemists, physicists, astronomers, archaeologists, anthropologists; architects, engineers, musicians, writers, fashion designers, philosophers, palaeontologists and physicians. It seems to me the French language has served the French people quite well. But who knows to what heights of genius Louis Pasteur, Sully Prudhomme, Albert Camus, and the Sun King may have ascended if only they had been employing a Middle Eastern linguistic system rather than that primitive, obsolete Indo-European gibberish foolishly defended by Charles Martel and his merry band of cultural bigots at Tours.
Sarkozy:“We must invest in the Arabic language (because) to teach it symbolizes a moment of exchange, of openness and of tolerance.”
What? exchange, openness, and tolerance? The only exchange in which the Muslims of Europe are interested is an exchange of European civilisation for that of the new Islamic Caliphate setting itself up in our homeland. And will the Muslims requite this programme of Arabic 101 by teaching French in their madrasas?
Openness? This seems a rather one sided proposition. We are expected to be open to Islam whilst the Muslims are entirely closed minded and hostile in regards to our own culture. A culture the Muslims indeed regard as decadent and degenerate, and deserving of supplanting by their own. Openness? Yes, I can imagine our women will find great enthusiasm for the openness of the Burkha and sequestration from society as prisoners within their own homes. And Gays must be particularly beside themselves with excitement at the prospect of this new openness coming to their ville française.
Tolerance? You mean for cartoons and books or anyone who isn’t abjectly deferential to Muslim sensibilities? You mean like the tolerance shown for the peaceful Martin Rynja, you know, the fellow almost tolerated to death by a Muslim plot to fire bomb his home because they didn’t like his client’s book? -would be all simply thrilled and deeply comforted to hear of this tolerance.
It is quite beyond my abilities of comprehension to even attempt an understanding of an obviously diseased mind such as Sarkozy’s. Not only does this man have a claim on being the greatest traitor in French history; he is also an incomparable fool. I have news Monsieur le President. When Europe falls to the Ummah, you as a Jew, will be among the first treated to Islamic charity and tolerance along with the other 600,000 Jews of France, who, along with 62 million of their countrymen, should be calling for your head.’
“I have nothing left to cling to but David Icke’s theory that our planet is currently under the control of a race of reptilian extraterrestrials, and that our political leaders are in fact these aliens incognito.”
This makes complete sense to me, especially when I look at Sarkozy.
This entry in its entirety has to be one of the most unsparing VFR posts on Islam I have seen. It is not at all ponderous, as this subject can be, and strikes truly wrenching chords for me. French Revolution redux will make the previous one look like a crepes festival.
By the way, the only time I have ever written a message to any political hopeful—in any country—was some months before Sarkozy was elected President. I emailed a brief note of support to his site, so sure was I that the pundits had him pegged correctly as moving in a conservative direction. Months later I got an acknowledgment email. The lessons one learns…
Paul Nachman writes:
I immediately noticed the bit about Arabic being the powerful language of the future, which you commented upon.
There’s also this:
“The Mediterranean is where our common hopes were founded. Our common sea is where the principal challenges come together: durable development, security, education and peace.”
I think someone invented the term “bomfog” to describe Hubert Humphrey’s public utterances. It stands for the “Brotherhood Of Man under the Fatherhood of God,” which may have actually been something Humphrey said at one point. Anyway, the Sarkozy statement is pure bomfoggery, its first sentence being a supreme example of the genre.
In contrast, at some point after he assumed office, Sarkozy was quoted saying “Immigrants should be selected, not endured,” something I blogged on at VDARE.
Also, I hadn’t known Sarkozy is Jewish.
He’s not. His maternal grandfather was a Jew who converted to Catholicism. His other grandparents were Protestants and Catholics.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 15, 2008 10:47 AM | Send
Here’s a comment by me at VFR from October 2007 in which I discussed his ancestry:
I agree with your general idea. But what exactly is Sarko’s mixed heritage? I know he’s partly of Hungarian background and I recently heard that his ancestry is part Jewish.
I just looked up his family background in Wikipedia. Very interesting. His maternal grandfather was a sephardic Jew from Salonika who converted to the Catholic church when he married sarko’s maternal grandmother, who was French Catholic (the only one of his grandparents who was French). His father was a Hungarian refugee of wealthy mixed Protestant and Catholic background who fled Hungary when the Communists entered. So he’s of double immigrant background: two different immigrant backgrounds. And his father deserted his mother and Sarko and his two brothers when Sarko was four years old, and did not even support them financially even though he was wealthy. Nice. The mother and the three boys were raised in a mansion owned by his maternal grandfather, who was a well-to-do urologist and Gaullist. He says his maternal grandfather was a bigger influence on him growing up than his father whom he rarely saw. So, his immigrant Hungarian father abandoned him and he rarely saw him. To be the son of an immigrant is one thing. To be the son of an immigrant who has cruelly abandoned your mother and you and doesn’t even support you financially though he is wealthy is something else. Sarko says he suffered numerous humiliations in childhood which shaped his character. These humiliations included his complicated ethnic background, the fact that his father had abandoned the family, the fact that the family was living in a very wealthy Parisian suburb but was not itself wealthy, and Sarko’s short stature.