Skip to comments.France's Le Pen To Strike a Deal With Muslims-(La France to Al Frankistan)
Posted on 02/17/2006 3:52:11 PM PST by Flavius
It looks like a political oxymoron, but Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front is poised to strike an alliance with France's large immigrant Muslim community.
A generation after France's right-wing party began its surge with a tough anti-immigration campaign tinged with both racism and anti-Semitism, three factors are coming into play that could spell a strategic realignment.
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It's obviously in English, but it's not making any sense.
The National Front is surprisingly popular among Muslim immigrants or second-generation Muslim citizens. For all its campaigning about immigration, Mr. Le Pen's party has always extended support to Arab and Islamic causes abroad, from Saddam's Iraq to Arafat's or Hamas Palestine, and from Al Qaeda to Iran. And it is as firmly anti-American and anti-Jewish as the Muslim community itself tends to be.Le Pen appears to be an unabashed French Nazi
just like they constantly refer to David Duke as right wing, thereby lumping him with the Repubs.
The term 'national socialist' comes to mind
--Le Pen appears to be an unabashed French Nazi
They can't do anything right. Any one of good sense has probably emigrated.
The media "lumps" him with the right, because in europe their right is our left and vice versa.
Duke ran, and was elected as a Republican.
Muslims pray during a protest against cartoons published by a Danish newspaper, outside the Danish consulate in New York, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Jyllands-Posten, first printed the prophet pictures by 12 cartoonists in September. The newspaper has since apologized to Muslims for the cartoons, one of them showing Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with an ignited fuse. Other Western newspapers, mostly in Europe but also some in the United States, have reprinted the pictures, asserting their news value and the right to freedom of expression. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh
Yeah Le Pen disappoints here. He is near 80 and I think what you have here is him going along with his younger lieutenants.
Name one public office he won. He ran as a Republican, but the Republican party at all levels repudiated him and endorsed his opponents. As I remember, he lost every election for which he ran.
Duke was a lifelong Democrat, and ran (one time?) as a so-called Republican primarily as a protest against organized politics, and because political parties have no legal right evidently to forbid agents provocateurs from claiming membership.
Though Christian, he seems to have that same old narcissistic attitude most find repulsive..
What is it with French Christians?
At a rally of 5,000 supporters in Paris on Saturday, Philippe de Villiers, the leader of the nationalist Movement for France, said that the adoption of the constitution would strip Europe's nations of their sovereignty and transfer too much power to Brussels. "To have 450m people run by 18 technocrats is a totalitarian idea from the last century," he said.
Mr de Villiers, who has been one of the most energetic No campaigners drawing support from conservative Catholic, Gaullist and sovereigntist traditions, said that France had a "special mission" in the world, thanks to its historical, geographic, and linguistic links, which should never be abandoned.
"It is impossible to imagine Europe without France. But France is also an extra-European power, a world power," he said to wild applause.
Half the French I speak to sound like they are already reserved to the idea of being part of the ME melting pot.
Sadly, religion and the loss of a national identity does not seem to be a concern to a great many.
The other half tend to be the people from the rural areas and the older citizens.
The National Front is surprisingly popular among Muslim immigrants or second-generation Muslim citizens. For all its campaigning about immigration, Mr. Le Pen's party has always extended support to Arab and Islamic causes abroad, from Saddam's Iraq to Arafat's or Hamas Palestine, and from Al Qaeda to Iran. And it is as firmly anti-American and anti-Jewish as the Muslim community itself tends to be.
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