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Ahead of elections, French Muslims feel like scapegoats for nationís problems
CNN ^ | May 4th, 2012 | Richard Allen Greene

Posted on 05/04/2012 7:35:18 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Clichy-sous-Bois, France (CNN) - There's no doubt in university student Ouissem Satouri's mind about who he is. He’s Muslim. And he’s French. And there’s no contradiction between the two.

“I’m sitting here with you in a French cafe, wearing French clothes and having a French book in my bag, and I'm never asking myself if I am French or not,” says Satouri, who’s studying politics in Paris. “I am speaking French, I am living in France, I am dreaming in French, I want to live in France. I am French. But I am Muslim also.”

“You don't have to ask yourself if you are Muslim or French,” he says. “You don't have to take a position.”

Though France is home to Western Europe’s largest Muslim population, the question of whether someone could be both has surfaced here recently, ahead of a cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday. Many French politicians refer to Muslims as “immigrants” even though many, like Satouri, are the French-born kids of immigrants.

The far-right National Front party captured a record share of the vote in the first round of the election last month. The head of the party, Marine Le Pen, has been making a political issue of halal meat. Factor in a burqa ban imposed last year and negative media coverage sparked by the recent killings in Tolouse by a French Muslim and many Muslims here are feeling increasingly alienated from mainstream French society.

Though Le Pen didn’t make it to the second round because she didn’t finish in the top two, center-right President Nicolas Sarkozy has reached out to her supporters with “anti-immigrant” rhetoric, as he fights to hold onto his job in the face of a strong challenge from Socialist Francois Hollande.

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 05/04/2012 7:35:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

To the Muzzie: “Your religion’s culture has not been thoroughly examined by you, nor the fact that its founder was a paedophile who also described taking women and keeping them as sex slaves as permissible in Islam. To this end, among others, your excuse of a culture is incompatible with basic human ethos and the principle of reciprocity. Therefore, if you still love your ill-examined religion, kindly get lost, to the places where this human cancer holds strong, and stay there.”

I say this as an Australian who has lived extensively Down Under, India, America and many Muslim-infested countries. The latter countries cursed into Islam are hopeless compared to the first three, superficial wealth notwithstanding.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 7:46:09 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wasn’t CNN one of Osama’s favorites - especially the European version?


3 posted on 05/04/2012 7:52:04 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: MinorityRepublican

All they have to do is burn some cars and cut someones head off and they will be back to feeling normal.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: James C. Bennett; MinorityRepublican; Cincinna
I wish my Wife was home right now so she could comment on this, but as such I will have to speak for her.

A someone who is Married to a French (former) Muslim, I can attest that any problems they face in France, is the result of them bringing their own contempt and intolerance towards the West with them when they immigrated. (I cite as evidence her family from the west bank, they came seeking a better life, but have created in France the very same cycle of hate)

France Ping Cincinna

5 posted on 05/04/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: mountainlion

You forgot “raping women”


6 posted on 05/04/2012 7:59:09 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: KC_Lion

How did you convert your wife to Christianity?


7 posted on 05/04/2012 8:04:16 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

FReep Mail!


8 posted on 05/04/2012 8:12:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Being muslim or even French is indefensible..

The guy should be doubly embarrassed..


9 posted on 05/04/2012 8:13:02 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: MinorityRepublican
French Muslims feel like scapegoats

Mohamed went mohamecidal because mohamed commanded him to!

Murdered by islam.
March 2012 Toulouse


10 posted on 05/04/2012 8:39:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: South Dakota

And goats.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doc1019

And goats....bwaaahhh ,lol. its true


12 posted on 05/04/2012 9:25:42 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Ahead of elections, French Muslims feel like scapegoats for nation’s problems”

Not scapegoats.

Causes...


13 posted on 05/04/2012 9:31:21 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: MinorityRepublican

Islam becomes very problematical when its holy book commands its imposition by force lest any resistors be killed, in addition to many of the valid concerns listed in some of the posts before this one.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 9:40:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: MinorityRepublican

““I am speaking French, I am living in France, I am dreaming in French, I want to live in France. I am French. But I am Muslim also.”

He omitted the next thought in his head — I am planning to kill the French.

Brings to mind the old saying - the only bad thing about Paris is the Parisians.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 9:52:47 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the burkha fits.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 9:55:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The mindless Muslim riots that burned down and looted half the Paris suburbs wouldn't have anything to do with anti-Muslim sentiment, would they?


17 posted on 05/04/2012 9:59:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MinorityRepublican

Didn’t bin Laden’s clown remark at how good the International CNN was? Who else would publish this bleating from the Religion of Peace?


18 posted on 05/05/2012 4:48:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: KC_Lion

Hey! I was waiting to see your answer!


19 posted on 05/06/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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