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Nearly half of French people regard Islam as threat
Today's Zaman ^ | 1/5/11 | Staff

Posted on 01/05/2011 9:41:50 PM PST by Nachum

At least 40 percent of those surveyed in France and Germany see Islam as a threat to their national identity, according to a survey published by the French newspaper Le Monde on Tuesday. The survey conducted by pollster IFOP found that 42 percent of French respondents consider Muslims “a threat”; while 22 percent of French respondents say they see members of the Muslim faith as “a culturally enriching factor.” The same figures for German respondents were 40 percent and 24 percent, respectively. A strong majority of the respondents in both countries said they felt Muslims had failed

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: french; islam; people; threat

1 posted on 01/05/2011 9:41:59 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

...and the other half are Muslims.


2 posted on 01/05/2011 9:44:02 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Nachum

They seem to be brighter than the Brits on this.


3 posted on 01/05/2011 9:45:24 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to jihad is Crusade.)
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To: OrangeHoof

“...and the other half are Muslims.”

Naw ... 30% are Moose Limbs ... 20% are idiots. Which is low, for France.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 9:49:35 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Nachum

Too bad - they’ve already given up!


5 posted on 01/05/2011 9:53:03 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Nachum

So, 40% of French see the world as it is, and 60% live in fantasyland.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 9:53:12 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: OrangeHoof
...and the other half are Muslims.

Exactly my thought. LOL.

7 posted on 01/05/2011 9:57:26 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Nachum

Well... the first Crusade started in France. There’s a bit of history that needs to repeat itself. And how.

Interesting that it’s the French that are ahead of the curve this time. Works for me...


8 posted on 01/05/2011 9:58:29 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: OrangeHoof

Missed it by that much! Still a genius line, even if you got to it first.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 9:59:08 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Ramius

Where is our Charles Martel?


10 posted on 01/05/2011 9:59:48 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

Good question.

It’s past time for a ninth Crusade. Solve it once and for all.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 10:06:41 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Nachum

Only half?


12 posted on 01/05/2011 10:09:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum

What’s sad is that I don’t think half of Americans regard Islam as a threat.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 10:10:43 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Muslims, Social workers or the Elites who live in protected areas that are not-infected by this human disease.


14 posted on 01/05/2011 10:16:22 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: TheThinker
What’s sad is that I don’t think half of Americans regard Islam as a threat.

Huh? I'm sorry dude, I was listening to my I-pod and texting on my cellphone, watching my friend play Halo on his X-box. What did you say?

15 posted on 01/05/2011 10:41:33 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: Nachum
What good has come out of the Muslim Middle East that Muslims can be proud of?
16 posted on 01/05/2011 11:22:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Stupid Obama still lacks the experience needed to be President.)
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To: Right Brother
What’s sad is that I don’t think half of Americans regard Islam as a threat.

Huh? I'm sorry dude, I was listening to my I-pod and texting on my cellphone, watching my friend play Halo on his X-box. What did you say?

I said party-pooping Republicans suck, dude. Rock on!

17 posted on 01/05/2011 11:26:50 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Ramius
Well... the first Crusade started in France. There’s a bit of history that needs to repeat itself.

To be specific, at the Council of Clermont, November 1095. Pope Benedict, take note.

18 posted on 01/06/2011 12:03:56 AM PST by John Locke
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To: jessduntno; Nachum; OrangeHoof; Clint Williams; Baynative; freedumb2003; Rocky; Ramius
I now live in Europe, all I can say is don't underestimate the French on this matter. They may have 8% Moslems, but they are pretty capable of being non-pc and pushing them all to the MAghreb. The French are very brutal in their ex-colonies but put up a fake facade of being civilised.

the poll showed that only 22% viewed Muslims favourably, 78% did not --> now minus the 8% Muslims and you see that only 14% of French are brain-dead idiots -- about par for the West.
19 posted on 01/06/2011 12:07:05 AM PST by Cronos (Kto jestem? Nie wiem! Ale moj Bog wie!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Waddyamean? The Muslims have invented.. uhm.. wait-a-minute.. no, numbers were from the hindus, maths from the greeks, syrians, chaldeans, persians.... wait-it’s-on-the-tip-of-my-tongue.... I KEEL YOU, INFIDEL!!! :-P


20 posted on 01/06/2011 12:09:10 AM PST by Cronos (Kto jestem? Nie wiem! Ale moj Bog wie!)
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To: Cronos

Lol, Cronos!

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21 posted on 01/06/2011 1:44:11 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: OrangeHoof
>"...and the other half are Muslims."

And can be heard muttering something about Kahlua at the bar while sharpening their knives.

22 posted on 01/06/2011 1:53:51 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Nachum
The celtic and frankish half of the French populace see Islam as a threat, while the arab, turkish, north african half see Islam as benign.
23 posted on 01/06/2011 2:53:12 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Cronos
only 14% of French are brain-dead idiots

Then they are way ahead of us, judging from the polls. Something like 30% of the public in the U.S. still think Obama is doing a good job.

24 posted on 01/06/2011 4:53:47 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Whoopi Goldberg is a liberal brain-dead *$&%*.


25 posted on 01/06/2011 6:38:01 AM PST by Cronos (Kto jestem? Nie wiem! Ale moj Bog wie!)
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To: Cronos

>>I now live in Europe, all I can say is don’t underestimate the French on this matter.<<

That is good to know. I think when the French changed their leadership they signaled to the world they are ready to rejoin the fight against the islamic terrorists.


26 posted on 01/06/2011 7:00:07 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: TheThinker
From what I see, I would guess that roughly 75% of Americans see no threat from Islam and this frightens me.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

27 posted on 01/07/2011 10:28:54 PM PST by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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