Multiculturalism doesn’t mean that a country is not racist. It just means that there are many new complicated flavors of racism between all the new ethnic and racial groups, which happen to be far more racist than the ‘racist white natives’ they are displacing.
Take France, Europe’s future Muslim superpower. There’s a lot of anger over girls dating black men. Except the girls aren’t French. They’re Arab Muslims.
Scrolling through Facemook—a sort of Facebook within Facebook, with more than 70,000 members—I stumbled upon countless offensive posts by groups with names such as “Anti beurette à khel” (“No to Arab girls dating black guys”) and “Les beurettes utilisent l’Islam pour justifier leurs débauches” (Arab girls use Islam to justify their debauchery).
Clicking through the groups’ pages, I realized this has evolved into a sort of modern-day witch hunt: Girls’ photos, names, and even phone numbers are posted on the groups’ “Timelines,” often with humiliating captions. These girls are criticized for drifting away from Muslim traditions and for using something called the “Bilal excuse”—Bilal was the only black companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
Haissam: I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything like this. There has always been a rivalry between North African teenagers and black teenagers, but it was more like banter. We knew it wasn’t serious. Today, I see a lot of people insulting these girls.
What is their problem?
They are accusing those girls of wearing too much makeup, staying out late at night, drinking, smoking, and using Islam as an excuse to redeem themselves. They say that these girls go out with young black guys because they think North African boys are too narrow-minded and bossy. When Muslim girls are criticized by their older brothers for their behavior, they’ll say things like “He may be black, but he is Muslim, so you can not judge us. Only Allah can judge us,” and that makes the bigots even angrier.
What is the situation like on a daily basis?
If an Arab girl walks with a black boy, they will be pointed at and called names. Some Arab teenage boys see this as a betrayal. A few years back, the problem was Arab girls who dated French boys; they were accused of doing that only to Westernize themselves. Now it’s even worse, though. As this phenomenon is growing, you get black guys fighting back and going around saying stuff like ”We’ll make all your sisters pregnant, and tomorrow Arab boys won’t exist any more.”
Multicultural France… moving forward to a post-racial and very racist future.