France’s Growing Islamist Problem

franceThe reaction to a recent Muslim robbery of a priest in France is a sad indication of where the country is headed. A Catholic official pointed out, “If it had been an imam or rabbi, he [the Interior Minister] would already been on the spot.” This is no surprise, as Socialist President Hollande’s pandering to the Muslim population played a large role in his election.

The incident began when four Muslims surrounded the priest and told him to hand over his cell phone. One thief knocked him unconscious. The attack may have been motivated by criminality and not jihad, but the two are part of a common trend.

There are over 750 government-designated “Sensitive Urban Zones” in France, referred to as “No-Go Zones” by Dr. Daniel Pipes. About 5 million Muslims live in these areas of France where law enforcement doesn’t exercise decisive control. When the authorities do have to step in, a violent backlash quickly arises. There are many videos of Muslim worshippers holding illegal prayers in the streets when their mosques overflow without any response from police.

On New Year’s, about 1,200 cars were set on fire and police clashed with residents in the Muslim-majority districts of Strasbourg and Mulhouse. In August, a two-day rampage was sparked when a Muslim was arrested for driving without a license around the time of a funeral. Massive riots have broken out in these no-go zones because of the hostility to reasonable law enforcement. Over half of the French prison population is Muslim, where many are radicalized.

A lack of integration is the most common factor in Islamic terrorists. These unassimilated areas are not just breeding grounds for criminals, but for extremism as well—particularly when foreign Islamist governments and organizations get involved.

The Saudi Arabia-based Muslim World League, described by Andrew McCarthy as “the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology,” is helping finance the construction of 200 new mosques. The French Council of the Muslim Faith wants to eventually double the 2,500 mosques in the country.

Qatar, the supposed U.S. “ally” that subsidizes the Muslim Brotherhood, is also active in France’s Muslim community. It is financing mosques and the Union of Islamic Organizations in France, the Muslim Brotherhood’s main branch there. It demands the government to pass a law against “Islamophobia.” The Qatari government is also investing $65 million in the suburbs where over 1 million Muslim immigrants live.

This isn’t purely an act of humanitarianism or a business investment. The Qatari constitution is based on Sharia Law. The Christians in Qatar, almost 6% of the population, are allowed to practice their faith but cannot proselytize  to Muslims. Hypocritically, Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani publicly pledged in December 2011 to “spare no effort” to proselytize the Islamic teachings of Muhammad al-Wahhab, the founder of what is often called “Wahhabism.”

In 2011, a secret French intelligence report warned of extremist trends in the city of Marseille, thanks to “self-appointed” and charismatic imams. Only a “relatively low” number of the 250,000 Muslims living there support violent jihad, but “Islamic fundamentalism has progressed to the point where it has won over the majority of the Muslim population.”

French President Sarkozy was not afraid to challenge the Islamist trend, even if it opened him up to false charges of “Islamophobia” and bigotry. In the months leading up to the election, his government instituted new requirements for citizenship, including language fluency, passing tests on history and culture and pledges of allegiance to “French values.”

On the one hand, Soeren Kern, who has closely watched the underreported Islamist trends in France, said Hollande’s victory over Sarkozy was “the first time that Muslims have determined the outcome of a presidential election in a major western European country; it is a preview of things to come.”

Hollande’s government has endorsed 150 new mosque projects including a mega-mosque in Paris that was touted as a step towards “progressively building a French Islam.”  Hollande also promised to grant amnesty to all 400,000 illegal Muslim immigrants and to modify the laws so non-citizen Muslim residents can vote in the municipal elections in 2014.

On the other hand, Hollande’s government has taken some action to encourage assimilation.

In August 2012, the French government re-designated 15 of the no-go zones as “Priority Security Zones.” Soeren Kern reported that this was part of a plan to reassert authority over the most crime-ridden zones. Aware of the resistance ahead, the French government deployed riot police, detectives and intelligence personnel. If the campaign is successful, another 40 of the no-go zones will become “Priority Security Zones.”

The Islamist trend in France must be reversed. Pew found that the current 6.5 million-strong Muslim population in France, which is 7% of the population, will grow to about 10.3% by 2030. That’s nowhere near a majority, but it’s enough to swing elections, politically Balkanize the country and create a cesspool for criminals and terrorists.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

  • AdinaK

    It is not just France, it is Europe in its entirety, and Eurabia is now the "norm". And since this is the case Sharia Law rules. Sharia not only allows for brutality of "infidels", but it mandates it as a form of jihad. So if anyone is shocked by this type of aggression, they have been asleep for years and years.

    The fact of the matter is that dhimittude serves Islamists very well, and multi culti psychosis placed the nail in further. So to all the moral relativists out there, those who opine that ALL cultures are equal, how's that working out –

    The dhimmi train is running through the US at warp speed too!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Herb Benty

    France is screwed, stop muslim immigration here, NOW.

    • Nanis

      Look at all those stupid women there want to be treated like beep… I remember when the media used to make us fell sorry for these women but in reality that is what those women like but we don't and we don't need a sharia law in America because we already have our LAWS.

  • Chezwick

    "Hollande’s government has endorsed 150 new mosque projects including a mega-mosque in Paris that was touted as a step towards “progressively building a French Islam.” "

    The above sentence should be re-written this way…

    "Hollande’s government has endorsed 150 new mosque projects including a mega-mosque in Paris that was touted as a step towards progressively building AN ISLAMIC FRANCE."

  • logdon

    Internationalism is the glue which bonds Marxism and the left with Islam.

    Within both, whether socialist brothers or the Muslim Brotherhood, the aim is a border-less society ruled and populated in the first instance by the Collective and the second, the Umma.

    So really, despite the secondary politically correct objectives of the left, whether feminism, gay rights, minority parity and all the rest, which are obviously at total odds with the core tenets of Islam, it seems that these so called rock solid values can be jettisoned for political expediency in obtaining the ultimate goal.

    However ignoring the lessons of history seems also an equal opportunity activity of both.

    Communism's symbolic and all too concrete wall came down in Berlin, proclaiming to a cheering world that the totalitarian left had had it's day.

    That it was as kaput as a Monty Python Norwegian Grey.

    And similarly Islam, moribund, self defeatingly conservative, incapable of change and with a dumbing illiteracy rate amongst its believers was also on the ropes.

    If not for oil with its consuming western thirst and the billions in aid pumped into the ME and Pakistan, Islam would be reduced to its old fatalism, homicidal factionalism and absolute irrelevance.

    Hollande thus courted Islam and its support catapulted him to power. And in doing so, creating France's double jeopardy.

    A combination of the worst of all worlds where failure props up even more depressing failure and the two are twinned like symbiotic siblings gurgling down a black whirlpool of cold grief.

    The results are remarkably apparent as France, that once crowing cockerel of self pride and individualism slides into a vortex, entirely self created by the children of '68 who thought they knew better.

    They let in the Moors and the Turks thinking that here was a compliant workforce and the multi culturalists rejoiced. See we can all work together towards an internalionalist utopia they cried.

    What they missed was that the children of the first wave had no intention of working and that the term, 'together' has no place within a supremacist Islam.

    When old Boney swept with his Imperial guard through Egypt, Islam was rocked. Those once masters of Tours, Aix -en- Provence and Nimes now at the mercy of the infidel?

    How could it be? How were we reduced to this?

    The French should, 300 years later be seriously asking themselves the same question.

    • Drakken

      What the muslims will do in Europe is make the average European an extreme nationalist and the muslims will be fleeing Europe in droves, or perish. There will be blood and lots of it, but history repeats and marches on.

      • Defcon 4

        What you describe is probably the best and only solution to a European caliphate (maybe one that co-opts the EU). Hopefully the collaborators of islamo-nazism will get their just reward as well.

  • Dennis

    My Grand-parents and my Grand-Oncle are rolling in their graves.

    When the wineries are classified as haraam and when the tasty foods and their recipes are forgotten and the Louvre and the Rodin are destroyed, will the Parisians openly weep in the streets as they did when the Germans rolled into Paris?

    French men and women, ask yourselves why you invite and allow this situation to happen all the while knowing the Islamic -Nazi relationship in WW II?

    • Mary Sue

      there must be a ton of low information voters in France.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: France’s Growing Islamist Problem… Side Show.

    America's Problem is OBAMA's IRS-tasi!

    – The East German St-asi was founded on 8 February 1950. Obama's acts are chillingly similar.

    The Ministry for State Security also included the following entities:

    Main Administration for Struggle Against Suspicious Persons was charged with the surveillance.

    Division of Garbage Analysis: was responsible for analyzing garbage for any suspect western foods and/or materials.

    Administration 12 was responsible for the surveillance of mail and telephone communications.

    Administration 2000 operated a secret, unofficial network of informants.

    Penal System: to facilitate its mission of enforcing the political security of East Germany, the St-si operated its own penal system, distinct from that of the Ministry of the Interior. This system comprised prison camps for political, as opposed to criminal, offenders. . ~ wiki

  • κατεργάζομαι

    "France’s Growing Islamist Problem"

    America's Growing Islamist Problem is President Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

  • jerome

    at least the good ol Frenchies are more aware of the looming problems than the blindfolded milquetoast
    leftist progressives on the usa and canada. vivre le France!

  • Cassandra

    "The Islamist trend in France must be reversed." It is too late. The gangrene of Islam has spread way to far. And it is all over Europe. And if the USA is not careful it will come here too.
    I just came back from a two weeks vacation in France . I staid in a village not fr from lascaux and all its beutiful caves.All the little towns around had churches dating from the 12 century. I went to mass in Saint Robert and I was told that because of lack of priests and customers the service occurred only once a month. The church had about 40 attendees mostly old people. In another town the church had been transformed into a cover market. in another town it was a art gallery.While this is happening Brive la Gaillarde is now announcing the building of a third mosque. Brive is a town of about 50.000 people.Another church was bought by Muslims and transformed into a mosque(Montpellier.) People do not react to this because they are afraid of being sued for racism, bigotry ,xenophobia and so forth. Sounds familiar?
    Hollande is as bad as Obama. He probably will be voted out.of office but it is not certain. He will get the Muslim votes that is for sure.I just hope that Marie Le Penn wins

    • Defcon 4

      A church has been turned into a mosque in Long Beach, CA.

  • Annika

    the French have complained for 40 years about this, they are victims of their own government's immigration programs. But the number is higher than the official 6%, because it was 6% over 10 years ago.
    The state has instituted laws that forbid expression viewed as "islamophobic/xenophobic" in the printed press and the internet; therefore French bloggers open web-blog in the U.S. in order to bypass French laws against freedom of speech. The right to assembly was already denied (at least twice) in Paris – therefore the French who want to rally against the expansion of islam – cannot do so. Even journalists are charged in courts of law for the (so called racist) words they use – as happened to journalist Eric Zemmour.

    A top down elitist system does what it wants, whether it is the Socialist-Left or Socialist-Right, they are all socialists – and the Chicago White House of today is making our great nation look more and more like France everyday.
    I came to America 33 years ago from France – and it's the best decision I ever made.
    God Bless America

  • Jaladhi

    It is not France's growing Islamist problem – it is Fance's growing Muslim problem!! All Muslims are Islamists. Period. No point in hiding the real problem by giving it a fake coined names such as Islamist or Islamism. And where dies Islamism emnate from? ISLAM!

  • UCSPanther

    William of Normandy would have had the perfect solution for those "No-Go" areas were he still alive…

  • LindaRivera

    Muslims wage jihad in Europe and Britain in OBEDIENCE to Quran and mosque teachings:

    MUSLIMS IN (BERLIN) GERMANY : School Rioting & Welfare

    This is what UK leaders are supporting and financing with Muslim colonization:

    Get the Message?

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    Join Liberty GB in the UK

  • LindaRivera

    TREASONOUS European and British ruling elites are determined via massive Muslim colonization and financing the Muslim immigrants they will achieve ruthless Muslim conquest over hated infidel Britain and Europe. And the imposition of excessively cruel Islamic sharia law on intensely HATED non-Muslims. 35% of German Muslims have multiple wives, all funded by welfare

    The average German family struggles financially with large tax burdens and as a result have only 1.3 children per family due to high financial costs. One of the lowest rates in Europe Meanwhile Muslim immigrants have as many as 3-4 wives, perhaps 6-7 children from each wife, and all of this is funded by welfare as none of these wives work. 35 % of Muslims living in Germany have multiple wives, nearly all of them live comfortably on welfare funded by German taxpayers.

    This is not only in Germany too, nearly all of Europe has the same situation, including the U.K, where Muslim men take overseas trips to pick up multiple wives, marry them and bring them back to the U.K as legal citizens who then go on permanent tax payer funded welfare for themselves and their future children.

  • LindaRivera

    On Facebook, British political party, Liberty GB, states: "Within one generation Muslim/Native children will be 50-50 and another generation after that we will be an absolute minority. How will the Muslim majority treat us?" End of quote. The persecution will be extremely SEVERE. It is absolute TREASON what Western leaders have perpetrated against us.

    Years ago, when Britain's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, opened the floodgates to millions of immigrants, mostly Muslims, he actually removed treason from off the law books so that treason was no longer a crime to be prosecuted! He knew he was committing treason!

  • LindaRivera

    Thanks to European and British ruling elite TRAITORS colonizing our countries with many millions of hostile Muslims, the situation is extremely serious.

    PARIS: Muslim savages rioting in the streets again over a soccer game

    Patriotic EDL HEROES hold street demos protesting against Islamification of the UK and protesting the cruel and very violent Muslim gang rapes and forced prostitution of terrorized British children. The EDL are viciously persecuted by UK authorities:

    David Cameron Declares War on the EDL

  • jacob

    French cowardice at the Ruhr allowed Hitler to consolidate his power and their cowardice on facing
    the Muslim overtaking of France will seal its doom….

    Unfortunately for the French, there will be no Allies to free them this time….

    Bon voyage and to the French Jews, it is time for ALL of you to say AU REVOIR while the going is still

    • Drakken

      I hate to rain on your hate anything French rant, but, having worked with French forces in the past let me tell you they are far more ruthless with their enemies than we are. So France is not lost, it is only the beginning.

      • Defcon 4

        I hope you're right, because rainbows, lollipops and unicorns are not the solutions to islamo-nazism.

  • hikerdude

    The beggining of what ….Mohammed being elected as the next preident ? The are places the police won't
    go . This is what you call ruthless.

    • Drakken

      It is always darkest before dawn my friend, when it becomes very apparent to the elite of France, heads will roll. It will start in a small town where a muslim gets a tad too uppity and then all hell will break lose.

  • Brigitte

    We can change everything we are until our intellect and moral corruption reaches theirs, or we could tell them to get stuffed, 57 choice muhammedan loony bins to move to.

    Islam should be a psychiatric diagnosis. I mean, officially. Remorseless mass-murderers (child-rapists, etc.) don't head religions. Not in the West.

    It would change the whole game.

    (i know, dream on).

  • LindaRivera

    European and British ruling elites are fully aware of Muslims' MURDEROUS beliefs towards non-Muslims. This makes European and British ruling elites GUILTY of every violent attack and MURDER perpetrated by Muslims against non-Muslims.

    It is the elites who wickedly colonized our countries with many millions of hostile Muslims. It is the elites who viciously persecute non-Muslims who speak the truth about Islam and protest. In all of human history, there has never been a greater betrayal by nations' leaders.

    Ruling elites have joined with the barbaric enemy against our non-Muslim people.
    Anti-Christian literature on sale in French bookshops

    Paris, May 16, 2013

    Books that justify killing of Christians in the name of Islam are freely on sale in France, reports According to the L’Observatoire de l’islamisation portal, books of the organization Arab World Institute contain references to Muslim scholars who justify killing of Christian monks and baptized converts from Islam as well as violence against Christian women.

    The discovery of anti-Christian texts stirred memories among French Christians of the murder of seven Trappist monks in Tibhirine during the civil war in Algeria in 1996. It is considered that militants of an armed Islamist group were responsible for that crime.

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  • Michael Copeland

    One detail of the photograph above is worth noticing: the white paper placard held by one of the dutiful muslimas (top left) has caught the wind, which has bent back the top line out of sight. The sign thus reads “Religion of the devil”. It must be a Revelation.

  • Smote

    "Through French discord and negligence, an opening will be given to the Mahommadens" – Michel de Notredame.

  • Deep Space

    If you have cancer cells in your body you don't wait until they equal the number of healthy cells.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    By the way, if anyone is curious how the French will be treated once the Muslims take over? Then look at the way the Copts are treated in Egypt and the way the Christians are treated in post Saddam Iraq today.