Skip to comments.Sarkozy: “Arabic Is the Language of the Future”
Posted on 10/16/2008 3:48:37 PM PDT by Main Street
The French government is strongly advocating the teaching of Arabic language and civilization in French schools. Not surprising, considering the number of Arabs and Muslims in France, and the unctuous deference with which they are treated by officials, beginning notably with Nicolas Sarkozy, who cannot praise enough the splendor of Arabic contributions to the world.
The French National Assembly was the scene of a meeting earlier this month of the first Conference on the Teaching of Arabic Language and Culture, attended by a variety of interested parties. There was much wearisome blather about the need for "dialogue."
In his message to the participants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Arabic the "language of the future, of science and of modernity," and expressed the hope that "more French people share in the language that expresses great civilizational and spiritual values."
"We must invest in the Arabic language (because) to teach it symbolizes a moment of exchange, of openness and of tolerance, (and it) brings with it one of the oldest and most prestigious civilizations of the world. It is in France that we have the greatest number of persons of Arabic and Muslim origin. Islam is the second religion of France," Sarkozy reminded his listeners.
He proceeded to enumerate the various "advances in terms of diversity," the increase in Muslim sections of cemeteries, the training of imams and chaplains and the appointments of ministers of diverse backgrounds.
"France is a friend of Arabic countries. We are not seeking a clash between the East and West," he affirmed, emphasizing the strong presence of Arab leaders at the founding summit of the Union for the Mediterranean, last July 13. "The Mediterranean is where our common hopes were founded. Our common sea is where the principal challenges come together: durable development, security, education and peace," added the French president.
“trust me on this, that statement will go down like a sack of horsedung in France”
P.S. Take a look at Australia for an example of what to do when these illiterate freaks start burning the neighborhood....they shot them and the freaks stopped burning.
Aren’t they learning Arabic in their homes and mosques already?
The only language they should be learning in the scholls is the national language. French in France and English in AMerica.
I would think Chinese would be higher on the list than Arabic. Chingchong burqa no wei!
A Proud, America and Dog Loving Infidel
Well, his name does mean “Prince of Darkness”
This guy should say in France with his singer babe and shut up.
Does France have a heartland any more? I am not so sure of that. Sarkozy's ancestors lived in the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps he longs for the good-old days.
...this is just jaw-dropping.
the only thing I’ll need to know in Arabic is “F*** Mohammed”!!!
Didn’t the Frogs think that German was gonna be the language of the future in 1939?
The French diplomat quickly corrected the statement and declared to the press that mad’dam clearly states, “She wants HAPPINESS.”
I think our French ally states that Aramaic (language of Jesus) will THE future language as will Arabic always be a language in the future...or something like that...whatever--can't believe this is really news, but oh well.
What the hell happened to this guy? I thought he would be a lot tougher then he has been acting.
Only people who treasure their dignity and reputation are susceptible to blackmail. There is as much blackmail going on in France as there is underarm deodorant.
Guess the sounds of those “youths” that are burning cars just about every night have permeated into the palace to often.
Either that or he is just holding up French tradition.
correction: TOO often
Sorry to say NordP, it is already happening in the USA.
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