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French Muslims hold breath as France takes stock
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 23 Mar 2012 | Robert Marquand

Posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:40 AM PDT by Cronos

France's presidential campaign had already tilted anti-foreign, anti-Islam. Muslims worry about what will follow revelation that a Muslim was responsible for Jewish school shootings.

When French media flashed yesterday morning that a young Algerian Muslim holed up in his apartment had confessed to killing seven people, including three Jewish children earlier this week, French Muslims let out a collective cry: Oh no, this is not good.

Well before Mohammed Merah claimed responsibility for the string of killings in southern France that also left three French soldiers dead, Muslims in France were feeling under siege. The country is in the midst of a hard-fought presidential election campaign that careened in an anti-foreign, anti-Islam direction weeks before, highlighted by a concocted panic about “halal” meat – which meets Islamic requirements – that was used as code for French Muslims being vaguely un-French and problematic.

...“I called my wife and told her to prepare our luggage!” says Karim, an Algerian French resident who works at a Paris nongovernmental organization. He was only half-joking, he says. “This just opens the door to all xenophobic and racist themes. The Muslim community was already stigmatized, and now it may be more stigmatized.”

Muslims in France feel they are battling more openly stated negative images of their community. They say that in this year's election campaign, the center-right and far right have competed to use the "Islam card" to woo mainstream voters. Many Muslims feel the French media and elites completely misunderstand them, ..

...Ms. Le Pen, one of the toughest critics of immigration and Islam, who polls at 15 to 20 percent as a presidential candidate, fired a volley yesterday, castigating French officials for laxity

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: france; islam
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I am so sorry for the Mozzies -- it's not like they brought it upon themselves.. oh, wait...
1 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:46 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Look forward to a thousand more stories like this. All the car burnings, all the riots, now the poor children murdered by this Muslim... that will all be swept away.

Instead it will be all about the poor peaceful devotees of Islam who are just like you (except they like to wear tents, rape “loose” women and butcher sheep in their bathtubs) who are facing an inevitable backlash from the evil xenophobic Europeans who are really all secret Nazis (or should be), and... or... well...

Hey LOOK!!!

An innocent teenager was shot in America!!! Let’s forget all our problems and indulge in our favorite continental sport of bashing Americans with guns!


2 posted on 03/23/2012 12:42:17 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Cronos

3 posted on 03/23/2012 12:43:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Cronos
Poor little Muslims. Don't people realize the Muslims are the real victims here.

/s

4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:43:48 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Cronos

They are starting to feel like Christians living in Muslim countries.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:43:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe

Nuh uh! Can’t be. NO Mosques have been burned, have they?


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:45:20 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Cronos
Can you say “Muslims” I thought when they burned cars and killed people in France we were supposed to say, “Disaffected Youths”.
7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:59:37 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Cronos

They can’t hold their breath long enough to suit me. If they did, they would be dropping like flies.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 1:00:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Cronos

Jesus Christ will deal with these people, they are just part of the bigger scene, Muslims are just part of the puzzle to destroy this planet before God can save it-—not ever going to happen though. We should all call on Christ to usher in the real New World Order.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 1:18:38 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: Ronin

Don’t tell “stormer” that, he/she thinks that because the burqua is banned, all is well in France...


10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:03:07 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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violininhand

I feel sooooo bad, I dug out my wittle violin and will not play my rendition of Hearts and Flowers!

11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:14:28 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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Not= now, but who gives a rat’s *ss. lol


12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:16:03 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Cronos

If the butt-waving, allah-ackbaring, burka-loving crowd had been actively trying to control their koranimal fostering
ways then maybe a normal human could care a whit about these 7th century throwbacks.

They sleep in the bloody sheets of the beds they make everyday so now it is time to change the bathwater and baby too.

Let go of the pious condoning of murderous muslim mayhem.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 2:20:17 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Cronos

It is stupid for the Christian world to think we can get along with the mooselimbs when at its core is the declaration of Christ not being a Savior , and the destruction and enslavement of all to fake and perverted form of truth..


14 posted on 03/23/2012 2:23:37 AM PDT by aces
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Christ is not pleased with Islam.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 2:31:17 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: soycd

I just returned from Southern France. I provided my passport to the Gate Agent in Frankfurt and that was the last time I had to produce it. I took the train to Italy and visited Monte Carlo and no one asked to see my passport. France is full of people like this and it is only a matter of time before the French People pay heavily for their lack of attention to who comes and goes into their country.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 2:39:38 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

A muzzi terrorist is finally besieged, killed in the process, and Islam is feeling threatened? Maybe they should go back to their “holy” lands and pound sand...


17 posted on 03/23/2012 2:39:57 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Cronos
Those Jews just got themselves shot to make Muslims look bad. </sarc>
18 posted on 03/23/2012 2:44:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cronos

Did I read this right? After the savage killings, the moslems are the victim?


19 posted on 03/23/2012 3:04:41 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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“Muslims worry about what will follow revelation that a Muslim was responsible for Jewish school shootings.”

I hope every one of them is deported back to the hellholes from which they came.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 3:20:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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