Skip to comments.The Obama effect and why François becomes Mohammed
Posted on 11/11/2008 1:22:48 PM PST by americanophile
In Sarcelles, a northern suburb, I walked through a crowd of black children yesterday who were arguing about which of them was "le plus Obama" -- the most like Obama.
As it has done all over Europe, the election of a US president called Barack Hussein has given a lift to minorities who feel marooned outside the mainstream.
This weekend, the imminent arrival in the White House of someone with an African Muslim name has prompted a new campaign for racial integration, supported by Carla Bruni, President Sarkozy's wife.
Yazid Zabeg, an Algerian-born millionaire and the JDD Sunday newspaper have produced a "manifesto for real equality". Under the Obama slogan "Oui, nous pouvons" (Yes we can), the manifesto points to the "cruel contrast" between France's racially divided society and the lesson of inclusion that came from the United States. Bruni says in the JDD that she loves multi-ethnic France and that it is time to "help the elite to change".
This is a touchy subject because of France's policy of assimilating immigrants into the mainstream society of la République without much tolerance for other ethnic and religous communities.
The Obama election is in tune with a new assertiveness among non-white French over the matter of their names. Increasingly, young descendants of immigrants are seeking to drop their Christian names and claim new ones -- and identities -- from their Arab and African backgrounds.
Sure, “we” chose poorly, as if McCain was any better....
No matter what we did, Islam and Tyranny are on the march.
So, what are you going to do?
Me? I just bought another gun.
Oh joy. The one lesson the rest of the world has learned from America over the last 233 years was on Nov. 4 of this year: Worship with the Cult of Personality of the Marxist Anti-Christ.
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