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Islamic France and Human Rights

Robert Spencer

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Secular France fights the forces of Islam

What will an Islamic France be like? We may soon find out. Muslims now make up 10 percent of the French population - as well as 20 to 30 percent of those under 25. They'll be a majority there within 25 years if demographic trends continue.

This population is already restive. France seems to be placing all the hope it once placed in the Maginot Line in a strange and seriously flawed idea: that it can contain the forces of Islamic theocracy by outlawing the most innocuous manifestation of Islamic anti-secularism, the headscarf.

Protests have erupted all over France, and they have turned ugly. The day after 20,000 Muslims protested the ban, a Jewish school bus was burned and stones were thrown at the synagogue in Strasbourg. Police believe these incidents were connected to the demonstrations.

The French are targeting the headscarf because they understand it is a symbol of something profoundly anti-French, although they don't seem to grasp exactly what. Consequently their coercive secularism is targeting the symptom rather than the cause.

Read the entire article on the World Net Daily website.

Posted: 1/31/04



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