Skip to comments.Sarkozy bans imams from entering France in fundamentalist crackdown after Toulouse shootings
Posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:30 PM PDT by Cincinna
France is to ban radical Muslim preachers from entering the country as part of a crackdown after shootings by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman in Toulouse, President Nicolas Sarkozy said today.
The President said he would block the entry of some imams invited to an Islamic conference next month, organised by the Union of French Islamic Organisations (UOIF).
The UOIF, one of three Muslim federations in France, is regarded as close to Egypt's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
'I have clearly indicated that there certain people who have been invited to this congress who are not welcome on French soil,' Mr Sarkozy told France Info radio.
The crackdown follows the murder of seven people in Toulouse by Islamic extremist Mohammed Merah, 23.
The gunman shot down a Rabbi, three children and three soldiers in three separate attacks before being shot dead at the end of 32-hour police siege.
Following the shootings last week, Mr Sarkozy has announced plans to punish those viewing websites advocating Islamic extremism and going abroad for indoctrination or terrorist training.
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It appears that the French may be wising up. Lets just pray that it’s not already too late.
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In rolling polls, Sarko continues to inch up against Hollande who is lising ground to the far left Jean-Luc Melanchon.
Marine Le Pen has lost ground as well, now running fourth after Melanchon.
Sarko’s strong, statesmanlike handling of the terrorist attack, and his determination to root out the cause, radical Islam, has given him a boost.
He has been helped a lot by the weakness of his opponent, François Hollande, a bureaucrat with no elective or real world experience. His latest weak, ostrich like response to the horrific attacks by Al Qaida in France show what a danger he is to France, and to the West.
FINALLY! Good on Sarko. The rest of the west should take a lesson from him.
I read something the other day that said immigration from Muslim countries was banned for years until Bill Clinton changed that.
We need to just STOP all immigration RIGHT NOW. Legal and illegal. We need to have a big fat moratorium on immigration.
Once we’ve got the influx stopped we can reconsider whom to admit.
Islam isn't a religion but a whole pseudo-theocratic system which has, as part of its main tenets, the killing of nonbelievers.
That is unconscionable and should not be tolerated in Western nations.
The french, can they all lose?
BHO will try to bring this on us too.
Ban a couple until after the elections, most likely.
It's just window dressing. This may ban like 5 Imams. They should be deporting thousands, filling 747s round the clock.
It’s a start!
Go back to the earlier, more selective immigration requirements. Speak English, have visible means of support, and have a sponsor.
Not surprised Sarkosy got a boost...but remains to be seen how the muslims in his country will react to this....it’s a fine line to walk....but if France is going to begin taking care of the problems they’re having with the muslim population then they have to start somewhere.
Good for Sarkosy on this move....I just hope he will stay with it.
If the US doesn’t stop the infilitration it will fast become to late.....and people will die for that...they already are. Fort hood comes to mind.
But until the French people speak up it’s not going to happen.....
Thank you Mr. Sarkozy.
I only wish my country would wise up and do the same thing.
After begging for her life, eight year old Miriam Monsonego was shot in the head last week by a muslim. The vile perpetrator of this atrocity even filmed the execution of the little blonde French child.
I wish it would happen in Australia.
no, we should continue to have legal immigration. Legal immigrants who want to become Americans and have the same beliefs as we do are welcome. Remember that we are a nation of immigrants
Thanks Cincinna. A little bit of the close the barn door after the horse is gone, and probably strictly a campaign maneuver, but it’s more than we get out of Zero here in the US.
“...we should continue to have legal immigration.”
I think we can resume having legal immigration at some point, but I also think a lot of the problems we have now are the result of changes made to the laws regarding legal immigrants in the 60s.
If you watch the local news for NYC you notice that when ordinary people are interviewed (whether because of some crime, or fire, or the weather, or just man-in-the-street things) that almost all of them are foreigners.
It doesn’t matter what color they are, or how old they are, or where in the city they live. I could swear no native born Americans live in NYC anymore, and there are very few in Hudson County, NJ either. (I’m exagerrating, obviously, but this is how it seems.)
We let people bring over too many family members, we have a lottery system that treats immigration to America as some kind of lucky prize, we restrict immigration of the most qualified people and put no real restrictions on the least skilled and educated people who come here to do menial labor.
Of course there would still be SOME immigration, via marriage, adoption, and of highly skilled workers, SOME refugess, defectors, etc.
But I think the slackness in our legal system contributes to the slackness in general enforcement.
Our economy stinks, our lowest skilled workers are suffering and we need to just say STOP!
Any body in the legal pipeline can continue to pursue their case. We need to focus on closing the border, restricting and enforcing “tourist” and student visas (that is to say making sure people leave and restricting visitors from unfriendly countries), ending bi-lingual education.
Meanwhile we re-write the laws, permit the various states to act (Arizona) or not (California) against their illegal populations.
After a few years, let’s see where we stand. Then we can loosen things up, IF we, the people, decide it is in OUR best interest.
For the record 2 of my grandparents were born in Europe.
I was very pro-immigration for many years, basically an open-borders type person as long as you didn’t go on welfare.
That changed on 9/11/2001 and I have only become more strongly anti-immgrant since that time, as I’ve learned more about the capricious and arbitrary morass we are in and seen how illegals basically get a “break the law free” pass until they rape or kill somebody.
Agreed in the case of siblings, but I think we need to allow people to bring their parents and children and even grand-parents in.
we have a lottery system -- correct, that is extremely stupid. Canada and Australia have a points system that makes a lot more sense
I also think a screening of immigrants in the sense of 'do they fit in with our culture' is important. wish we could do it with some of the home-born ingrates.
One thing that the west should have learnt -- and more France and Germany than the US imho is that Moslems don't integrate but try to conquer. Lessons of history -- every other religious group or ethnic group will either assimilate or at the worst be a separate community and not harm others (think Jews, Armenians, Gypsies).
with Mexicans it is a difficult thing when you let a neighboring country's people into border areas in such numbers.
If we were far away it would be different, but even then, we should not let in large numbers -- the tendency to form ghettos is too strong. Of course all the previous groups have done that -- from German-Americans to Poles, Italians, Russians, etc. etc.
“I think we need to allow people to bring their parents and children and even grand-parents in.”
Minor children, obviously, but it’s the children who are brought here illegally who have the biggest problems; and of course the “anchor babies” who are born here, so children are complicated.
As for parents, yes I agree that people should be able to “import” elderly relatives if there is no one in the home country who can care for them; however I don’t think people who come here in their golden years (as my dad used to say) should be able to receive gov’t benefits, but we MIGHT have to let their children pay for them to get medicare.
But let me state for the record I do not appreciate working to support the illegal, elderly aunt and illegal, elderly, drunk driving uncle of wealthy one-percenter Barack Obama.
How many more illegal immigrants have well-to-do relatives who are letting the rest of us provide for their family members?
It’s all a complete hash. This is why there can NEVER be another amnesty.
Now, picture if you will Sarkozy caught on an open
mike telling an Imam he could be more “flexable”
after his election.
And there you have it.
People who come here in their golden years shouldn't get govt benefits (note: I'm against the welfare state completely -- I believe that people need to save on their own for their own retirement. If we have a SS, then it should be that what you pay is kept aside only for you, the gubmit can't take it and you can only take what you've put in + interest). I like your idea that medicare is ok, but the kids are to pay for it
illegals -- am completely against anything to pay for them
I’d bet that we could find a reasonably fair system and probably 80% of people in America (by which I mean citizens and legal and even illegal immigrants here) would agree with it.
I’ve read many times that THIS is the one issue where there is the biggest dichotomy between what the general public thinks and what the “elites” think.
And NOTHING can work until the elites are willing to control the borders.